Lifeguard Training Courses

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is offering two Lifeguard Training Courses for Spring/Summer 2014. If you’re 15 and older and looking for a great summer job, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is the best place to start.

American Red Cross certification is recognized nationwide so you can work anywhere in the U.S. Sign-up or information: Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 575-541-2782.

Here are a few fiction novels we have to inspire the swimmer in you.

Surviving High School: A Novel
by M. Doty
Emily Kessler thinks she has it all figured out. She eats, sleeps and trains for competitive swimming. All she has to do is keep her grades high and swim times short – short enough to live up to her sister Sara’s. But walking the crowded maze of unfamiliar high school hallways is like diving headfirst into shark-infested waters. When the pressure builds to the point where Emily isn’t sure she can stay afloat, she begins to question the strict path her life has always followed. Maybe there is more to life than studying and swimming. Maybe the secret to surviving high school is just to have a little fun.

by Jessica Warman
At boarding school, Katie tries to focus on swimming and becoming popular instead of the painful memories of her institutionalized schizophrenic older brother.


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