& Rec Lifeguards Receive Prestigious Gold Safety Award For The Second Year

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Prince William  County, Virginia

Prince William County, Virginia

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA The Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation’s aquatics program has been awarded the 2012 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award, from Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. The prestigeous award recognizes those member organizations who have exceeded industry standards in risk management and provide its patrons with superior safety service.

” We are honored to receive the Gold Award for professional excellence in aquatics from Ellis & Associates, for the second year in a row.  Our Elite aquatics team have a passion of ensuring citizens have the highest level of aquatic safety while they enjoy our pools and waterparks,” stated Tracy Hannigan, Recreation Services Director,” This is a testament to their committment to our training program and service levels.”

The Department of Parks & Recreation is currently accepting applications for seasonal lifeguards for SplashDown Waterpark.

If you are interested in learning more about our lifeguard training program, or how you can become a lifeguard and a member of the Elite Team, please go to, and click on EMPLOYMENT.  Click the “Job Listings” link in the middle of the page.  Under the Search Criteria box, clear all selections and check the box for “Parks & Recreation – Seasonal & Part-Time Jobs.” Click the “Go” box to find the job listings.

Interested candidates must be 15 years old, or older, able to swim 200 yards, tread water for 2 minutes without using your hands, and retrieve a brick from 10 feet of water. Lifeguards are required to participate in 4 hours of in-service training per month.

For more information about the Department of Parks & Recreation summer jobs, please call us at (703) 792 – 7060 or visit the website at


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