Spend a fun and rewarding summer working as a NORDC lifeguard at one of NORDC’s 15 pools. Lifeguarding is a great opportunity for responsible and personable people 16 years and older to learn job skills, earn money and make friends.
NORDC provides thorough training for applicants. To find out what it takes to become a certified lifeguard, there will be a Lifeguard Prerequisite Challenge Class. During these two-hour sessions, students practice required certification skills while certified lifeguards observe and provide feedback.
LIFEGUARD PRE-CLASS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 13 and April 27 at Joe W. Brown Pool, 5601 Read Blvd., and April 10 and April 17 at Treme Pool, 900 North Villere St. Pre-registration is suggested. Free.
Lifeguard certification requirements:
Swim 300 yards.
Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands.
Perform a timed event which will include sprinting 15 yards, getting a 10-pound brick off the bottom of the deep end, swimming back to the shallow end and climbing out of the pool with the brick.
For lifeguard application details, visit www.nola.gov/lifeguard.
Aspiring future lifeguards ages 11-15 may participate in NORDC’s Junior Lifeguard Program. Students learn lifeguard, leadership and teamwork skills at pools across the city. For information visit the NORDC website for the summer class schedule.
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: Choose from 39 youth summer camps across the city that offer a wide array of recreational, cultural, and academic programming. NORDC partners with schools, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to provide quality summer programming. Camps provide free breakfast, lunch, swimming lessons and field trips. For registration details, visit www.nola.gov/nordc.
MOVIES IN THE PARK: The movies start at sunset, 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but people can go early for field games at 6 p.m. and fitness activities with Fit NOLA Parks instructors at 6:30 p.m.
Friday: “Million Dollar Arm” at St. Roch Playground, 1800 St. Roch Ave., hosted by St. Roch Booster Club.
Saturday: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” at Annunciation Playground, 800 Race St., hosted by NORDC Teen Council.
April 17: “The Lego Movie” at A. L. Davis Playground, 2600 LaSalle St., hosted by PlayBuild NOLA.
YOUNG BIRDERS ASSOCIATION: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday. Teen bird-watching club in partnership with the Orleans Audubon Society. Meet at Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. for a bird-watching walk in City Park, led by a member of the Orleans Audubon Society.
Victor N. Richard III is the chief executive officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. For information, visit nola.gov/nordc.