Teenagers have a chance to save lives this summer.
Prince William County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting lifeguard job fairs in March and April, according to a release.
Attendees could walk out of the fair with a job.
“It’s a one-stop shop,” said Jamie Orrison, the aquatics manager at the Sharron Baucom-Dale City Recreation Center. “They will come to do their swim test. If they pass their swim test, they sit with a hiring manager and have an interview. If an offer is made, they do their hire paperwork onsite and they sign up for their lifeguard class, which is at a later date, onsite.”
The lifeguard training used to cost $165. It’s now free for department employees, according to Brent Heavner, the department’s communications division chief.
Lifeguards gain a unique set of skills through the position.
“The lifesaving skills, the leadership skills and the level of responsibility is really an incredible developmental opportunity,” Heavner said. “This is a valuable and worthwhile experience for young people.”
Lifeguard fairs are being held on:
- March 7: 5:30-8 p.m. at Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center
- March 11: 4-6 p.m. at Freedom Aquatic Center
- March 11: 4-6 p.m. at Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center
- March 26: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sharron Baucom-Dale City Recreation Center
- April 11: 5:30-8 p.m. at Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center
- April 22: 5:30-7 p.m. at Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center
- April 29: 4-6 p.m. at Freedom Aquatic Center