City Kicks Off Campaign To Recruit Lifeguards For Pools And Beaches
02/21/2007 05:10 PM
The city is rolling out the beach chairs early in the hope of recruiting lifeguards for the summer.
The city parks and tourism departments' new "Whistle Worthy" campaign got underway in Union Square Wednesday.
There will be eight chairs scattered throughout the five boroughs in hopes of recruiting lifeguards for the city's 53 pools and 14-miles of beaches.
"It's essential [for] all the beaches, our beautiful beaches. And they are beautiful. In fact, they are very close to, especially if you have a decent imagination, as beautiful as the Caribbean beaches are. They really are, Brooklyn style, New York City style," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. "And it's important that we keep those beaches open, and lifeguards are what keep beaches open."
Anyone 16 years of age or older who wants to know more about applying can call the city information line at 311 or visit
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