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Posted on: February 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Bristol offering free training for Haynesfield Pool’s summer lifeguards

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Community members interested in summer lifeguard positions at Haynesfield Pool are invited to apply for a position and register for a free American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course that will be offered in March by the Bristol, Tennessee Department of Parks & Recreation.

 Those seeking certification must complete seven hours of online coursework before attending in-class sessions at the Tennessee High School pool from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, Thursday, March 3, Tuesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9. Attendance at all class sessions is required to achieve certification. Training is offered at no cost to those who apply for Haynesfield Pool lifeguard positions and, if space is available, others may take the course for $150. Participants must be at least 16 before the final class session.

 Haynesfield lifeguards are responsible for creating a safe and family-oriented atmosphere for pool patrons, assisting with swimming lessons, supervising swimmers, and the general upkeep of the pool. To register for the American Red Cross Certification course, please go to To apply for a position as a summer lifeguard at Haynesfield Pool, please go to A complete job description and an online application are available there.

 Those who complete the certification course are not guaranteed employment with the City of Bristol, Tennessee. For additional information about the lifeguard positions available or the lifeguard certification course, please contact Taylor Harmon at or call (423) 764-4023. 

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