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Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park is going to the dogs for a whole weekend of family fun! The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) has partnered with University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM) and Climb for Cancer Foundation to bring three great, dog-centered events together Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23. Westside Park is located at 1001 NW 34th St. in Gainesville.
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

Want to test your personal best? Stride your way to new athletic goals with the 2016 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge. The fourth race of the 2016 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge is Saturday, July 16 at the Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, located at 1100 NE 14th St.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/9/2016
Want a summer job that is active, fun and builds leadership? The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is actively seeking certified lifeguards and swim instructors to fill vital roles at all three city pools, as well as several other temporary staff positions. These positions are a vital part of an enjoyable and safe summer at these busy aquatic facilities.

“Being fully staffed is crucial for us at this time of year. Every year, our pools break attendance records during the summer,” states Recreation Manager Shannon Keleher. “Between our daily open swim, lessons and special activities like the Junior Lifeguard Camp, we provide valuable amenities to our citizens, and we need qualified lifeguards and swim instructors to continue that level of service.”

Swim instructors are responsible for maintaining water safety at the city's three pools by observing swimmers and taking appropriate action as necessary. The position teaches American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim swimming courses, and are responsible for water safety under the supervision of a designated supervisor. To be considered for this position, candidates must be at least 16 years old at time of appointment, and possess an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or National Safety Council Learn-to-Swim certification. They also must have the physical capability to pass the pre-employment American Red Cross Lifeguard swim test.

Lifeguard candidates must be at least 15 years old, and possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification or equivalent. Additionally, they must possess an American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in adult, infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automatic external defibrillator (AED) and first aid. Prior lifeguarding experience is preferred. The physical capability to pass the pre-employment American Red Cross Lifeguard swim test is also required.

There are other opportunities for a temporary aquatic facilities assistant and aquatic facility manager. More information on these and all available positions are available at http://www.cityofgainesville.jobs.

For more information about specific positions, please contact Recreation Manager Shannon Keleher, CPRE, MBA, AFO, at 352-393-8526 or keleherse@cityofgainesville.org

On Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m., thousands of children and adults are invited to unite at aquatics facilities around the world to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). The City of Gainesville is proud to be one of the nation’s top water safety and training organizations that joins forces with worldwide participants in order to foster education on the vital importance of swimming lessons that aid drowning prevention. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is joining Team WLSL once again to break a world record, and send the message that swimming lessons save lives. The global record attempt will take place at three Gainesville locations: Andrew R. Mickle Pool, Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool and H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The June 2-15 edition is now available
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