July 26, 2010
Caption lakeblue: (l-r) Erin Kerger, American Red Cross; James Campbell, Advanced Lifeguard, University Pool; Alicia King, Assistant Manager, Mountain View Pool; Adam Roberts, Amercan Red Cross; Rachel Rodia, Assistant Manager, University Pool; Charles Woodruff, Assistant Manager, Harmon Pool.
Lifeguards at Phoenix Parks and Recreation pools earned top team honors at this year’s statewide annual American Red Cross competition on July 18.
Competing against 48 teams from throughout the state, the team of four City of Phoenix pool staff members won the Top Overall Team category, the Coed Active Victim Rescue and the Coed Rescue Tube Relay events and placed second in the Submerged Object Recovery event.
The American Red Cross holds the competition each year to test speed and rescue skill for lifeguards. All City of Phoenix lifeguards are American Red Cross certified. James Campbell, Rachel Rodia, Alicia King, Charles Woodruff represented the City of Phoenix at the competition, and they work at Mountain View, University and Harmon pools.
Information on city of Phoenix pools, including information on lifeguard training and certification, is available phoenix.gov/parks or by calling 602-262-6541.