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Lifeguard Training & Recertification

Get certified and work for PARA this summer and make $12/hr. 

Must be 15YO by the last day of class. 

Lifeguard Training is a five-day class and participants must attend all classes. 

         Class schedule is: 

        *First Day 4-8p for Prerequisite Swim.

         Then Tues/Wed 4-9p, Sat/Sun 9-5p.

 

Free Lifeguard Training 

if you work for Para this summer!

Must submit an Employment Application

before registering for the class

to receive the discount.

Submit an Employment Application for Lifeguard Click Here or scroll down.

 

Lifeguard Training

Faucett Center Classes

May 7, 14, 15, 18, 19*

*First Day 4-8p for Prerequisite Swim.

Then Tues/Wed 4-9p, Sat/Sun 9-5p.

 

Lifeguard Recertification Classes

*Must be currently ARC Lifeguarding certified

Miller Center: April 20, 9a-3p & April 21, 1p-4p 

Faucett Center: May 11, 9a-3p & May 12, 1p-4p

 

Don't forget it's free to practice before class

at any PARA Center if you are enrolled

in a Lifeguarding class.

 

Contact Mark Harrison, mharrison@tcpara.org,

for more details.

LOCATIONS

Faucett Brothers Center-

Starts March 26 or

May 7, 2024

Bobby Miller Center-

Starts April 2, 2024

Tingle Center-

Starts May 7, 2024

AGES

15+

COST

$280/participant

$100/if you work for PARA

Lifeguard Application

Part Time

Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers.

 

Maintains the swimming pool, deck, keeps gutters clean, as well as other maintenance duties.

 

$12/hr

All applicants are subject to pre-employment background check and drug screens

EOE

Summer Swim Lessons at Bowers Park Pool

Nancie Blewitt's Summer Swim Program at Bowers Park Pool

Ages: 4-18. Skill levels ranging from beginners, intermediate, pre-team, and swim team.   All levels will be offered this summer at the Nancie Blewitt Swim Complex (Bowers Pool).

               

REGISTRATION:  Swimmers will be evaluated and must attend one of the evaluations prior to registration.  Classes will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to attend an evaluation to get registered.  There will be no pre-registrations, you must attend an evaluation.  Maximum class size for beginners is 18; for intermediates 25 and for pre-team/Team the size is unlimited.

 

EVALUATIONS (Required before Registration)

  • Saturday, May 11th from 9a – 11a @ the Faucett Brothers Center (Northport)

Saturday, May 18th from 9a – 11a @ the Bobby Miller Center (69 South)

 

SUMMER SWIM SCHEDULE

Beginners, Intermediates

  • Session 1: June 3rd – June 20th (See schedule below for times) $99/per child*
  • Session 2: June 24th – July 11th (See schedule below for times) $99/per child*

*SIGN UP FOR BOTH SESSIONS AT THE SAME TIME AND SAVE $10!!

 

Pre-Team

  • Session 1: June 3rd – June 20th (See schedule below for times) $80/per child*
  • Session 2: June 24th – July 11th  (See schedule below for times) $80/per child*

*SIGN UP FOR BOTH PRE-TEAM SESSIONS AT THE SAME TIME SAVE $20!!

 

Swim Team

  • June 3rd – July 11th (Meets Monday through Thursday) $115/per child.

 

Choose a class after Evaluation
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
8a-9aTeamTeamTeamTeam
9a-9:30aPre-teamPre-TeamPre-TeamPre-Team
9:30a-10aIntermediate AAIntermediate AAIntermediate AAIntermediate BB*
10a-10:30aIntermediate BB*Beginner AIntermediate BB*Beginner A
10:30a-11aBeginner BBeginner BBeginner ABeginner B

 

*Intermediate BB will become Advanced Beginners in the 2nd session.

Swim Meets for 2024

 

Team & Pre-Team Swim Meet

Tuesday, June 18, 2p-4p

Bobby Miller Activity Center

 

North River Sprint Meet

Saturday, June 22, 8a-10a

North River Yacht Club

 

Team & Pre-Team Swim Meet

Wednesday, June 26, 2p-4p

Registration at 1:30p, Warm-ups at 2p and Meet starts at 2:30p

Faucett Bros. Activity Center

 

Watermelon Meet

Saturday, June 29, 8a-11a

Nancie Blewitt Swim Complex

 

City/County Championship Meet

Saturday, July 6, 10a-1p

Faucett Bros. Activity Center

 

 

LOCATIONS

Bowers Park Pool

See Summer Swim Schedule for dates & times

AGES

4-18

COST

Beginners & Intermediates

$99/participant

 

Masters Swim Program for Adults

The Masters Swim Program for adults (must be at least 18 years old) is taught by an employee contracted through PARA. This program is geared towards recreational adult swimmers, Masters swimmers, and triathletes. All participants must be able to freestyle 25 yds (the length of the pool) without stopping.

 

Faucett Center Lap Pool

Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am & Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

June 6th, 8th, 13th,15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th

 
Equipment needed: towel, swimsuit, and flip-flops.

 

For any questions, please contact instructor Dr. Catalina Casaru at 205.886.0709, or by email: cat.swimperformance@gmail.com

 

Dr. Catalina Casaru is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of West Alabama. She is a former Olympian and All-American who has taught swimming for over 20 years and led many health and exercise initiatives.

LOCATIONS

Faucett Brothers Center-

Saturday Mornings
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AGES

18+

COST

$70/participant

Personal | Private Swim Training

& Fitness Services

All of our personal trainers are contracted employees, and some offer extra training packages and fitness services in addition to PARA programming. If interested, please complete the form that is located under More Information.

Mark Harrison

Director of Aquatics & Outdoor Pursuits