SOS: Save Our Swimmers, Lifeguards Needed

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Need a summer job? It’s not too late. Hempstead Town is looking for lifeguards at its pools and beaches. The aquatics division of Hempstead Town is offering a unique screening program for certified and noncertified lifeguard candidates at least 16 years of age. Interviews for candidates will be held at the Echo Park Pool on Nassau Boulevard in West Hempstead, on Saturdays, May 16, 23 and 30, from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

Participants are asked to bring all of their certification cards to the interview as well as a bathing suit, goggles and towel. Each lifeguard must swim 200 yards under 3 minutes and 45 seconds to qualify for the interview.

Applicants who wish to apply, but are not certified, can enroll in lifeguard training courses offered by the American Red Cross. For more information on training courses conducted in the area visit www.redcross.org/ux/take-a-class.

“Lifeguarding is a fantastic summer job,” stated Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Not only is it a great, outdoor, well-paying job, but it offers an opportunity to keep all of our residents safe while enjoying the water.”

The town operates 22 outdoor pools and one indoor pool. Four ocean beachfronts are also available to town residents.

For information about lifeguarding opportunities or for qualification requirements call 516-565-0508 or visit www.toh.li/activities/aquatics/lifeguard-interviews.

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