JAN. 23 REC REPORT: Consider a career in aquatic recreation

A job in aquatic recreation is a rewarding investment in yourself and your future and Grand Forks Recreation can help.

A job in aquatic recreation is a rewarding investment in yourself and your future.

This exciting field is filled with opportunities for self-development and career advancement.  Pursuing this satisfying career will not only make a difference in your life but in the lives of others.

Grand Forks Recreation (GFREC) will be offering the first two certifications required to becoming a lifeguard.

The Bronze Medallion and Cross courses will be combined in a one-week spring break camp from March 18 to 22.  Registration fee is $315 plus the manual and registration deadline is March 4.

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If you love working with children and are looking at a career in aquatics, GFREC will be offering an assisted water safety instructors course.

This is the initial course required to begin your training to become a water safety instructor. The course will be held from March 18 to 22 at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre. Pre-registration is required by March 4.

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If you have little ones at home and you’re looking for a morning activity to get out of the house and meet new friends, GFREC is offering parent and tot swim lessons from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays mornings from Feb. 5 to 21.

If mornings do not fit your schedule, there are also evening classes available on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Registration fee is just $29.50 for six, half-hour classes.

The next morning and evening preschool swim lesson set for ages three to five years of age will be held from Feb. 5 to 21.

Class sizes are limited so call today to avoid full classes and being placed on a waitlist. The next preschool lesson set will be held on Saturday mornings, starting April 6.

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This season, GFREC has included a family skate on Saturday evenings from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Hockey tournaments scheduled throughout the season will pre-empt this public skating session.

For the next two months, this public skate session will be cancelled on Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23 and March 2. It is posted in our monthly flyer with the cancelled sessions.

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For details on upcoming spring break leadership camp and preschool swim lessons go to www.rdkb.com or you can call the recreation office at 250-442-2202.