Red Cross learn-to-swim program to begin training lifeguards soon


The Pop Harvey Aquatic Association will have a four week American Red Cross curriculum training class for teens and adults who are interested in becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor employee this summer.

Sponsored yearly by the Town of Parker and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, along with donations from Service Clubs and Individuals, the not-for-profit summer swim program follows a Red Cross curriculum with the aim of teaching children to swim, and to swim better.

The children’s aquatic classes registration will be available in May. One hundred children is the limit for registration.

Those interested in employment as lifeguards and swim instructors must take the training, and are asked to call (602) 663-7250 for Aquatic Director Buni Hooper and fill out an application. The applications can be found online HERE. Printed applications are also at the Parker Public Library, Players 9th Street Youth Center, Parker High School, Wallace Elementary School, Wallace Junior High School, Parker High School and Gingerbread House.

The dry training classes for potential employment will be held in the Discovery Classroom at the Gingerbread House, and swim training for employees will be held at the Kofa Inn motel pool.

Training Classes will be available for 11 year olds through adults who, as employees, will serve as aides, junior lifeguards, lifeguards and swim instructors. Training for potential employees will be held beginning Monday May 9th at 4-5:30 p.m. and continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through May.

The Children’s Learn to Swim and Swim Better Classes and the Parker Piranhas Swim Team will then be held beginning June 6th through the 30th, at the Kofa Inn swimming pool.

For more information call (928) 669-8319 during weekday afternoons.

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