For Immediate Release: June 27, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
July 9 Is Love Your Lifeguard Day At City of Henderson Pools
HENDERSON, Nev. – Henderson’s lifeguards play an important role in keeping the community safe. But most people take what they do for granted because they do their jobs so well. On July 9, the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is recognizing these unsung heroes with Love Your Lifeguard Day. Residents are invited to stop by during open swim hours at all City of Henderson pools. Regular daily admission ($1-$3 per person) applies.
For all ages, the event includes lifesaving demonstrations, information about classes and lifeguard training, and question-and-answer sessions with the City’s lifeguard team. For the kids, the event features relay races, safety swims, and the chance to dress up like a lifeguard for a photo opportunity. For lifeguards, it’s the chance to get a little “love” for a job well done.
“Most people will never see our lifeguards perform a rescue or save a life, and that’s because their job is to prevent incidents and accidents from happening at our pools in the first place,” said Dirk Richwine, Recreation superintendent, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “But if an incident does occur, you will see precision teamwork and coordination. Our lifeguards are highly trained and they take safety very seriously. Love Your Lifeguard Day is our way and the community’s way of recognizing our lifeguards for all they do.”
For additional information or to find the closest pool, visit http://cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 267-4000.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.