Buzz: Parks & Rec has lifeguard openings at Northside Swim Facility. Golf tournament to benefit Sheriff’s Santa Program. Live Well Cherokee launches with lifesaving training May 18.

Buzz: Parks & Rec has lifeguard openings at Northside Swim Facility. Golf tournament to benefit Sheriff’s Santa Program. Live Well Cherokee launches with lifesaving training May 18.

Northside Swim Center. RFPRA file photo.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation still has a few lifeguard positions remaining at the Northside Swim Facility. Applicants should be at least 16 years old and able to commit to a 10‐week schedule through Aug. and weekends only through Sept. 2. Lifeguards need to have a a nationally recognized Lifeguarding and First Aid certification as well as CPR/AED for the professional rescuer or be willing to become certified before May 25.

The Rome YMCA has a lifeguard certification course, starting on May 16. Contact them for more information at 706.232.2468.

Lifeguards perform a variety of tasks and help enforce safety rules at the facility. They maintain proper observation techniques and safety of all facility patrons at all times.This position does require working some irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays. Lifeguards earn between $10 to $14 an hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

You can apply online at www.rfpra.com/jobsor in person at Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Department at 1 Shorter Ave. Rome, GA 30165.


Second Annual Building Unity In The Community Golf Tournament set for 8:30 a.m. June 3 at Stonebridge Golf Club. The format: Four-person Team Scramble Shotgun Start. Registration: 8:30 a.m., lunch served at noon. $100 per person or $400 per team.  Includes greens fee, cart, range balls, lunch and beverages. The tournament benefits the  Sheriff’s Santa program. Registration is up to the day of the event and can be done on site. To register beforehand please contact Mechelle Cliatt at 706-291-4111 ext 8812 or at cliattm@floydcountyga.org


Cherokee Medical Center will launch Live Well Cherokee! by hosting two Lifesaving Training classes on Saturday, May 18.

Water safety, basic first aid, hands-only CPR and more lifesaving training will be included in this 2.5 hour free community event. The morning class on May 18 is full. A second class is available from noon to 2:30 p.m. CDT Registration is required; register by calling call EMS headquarters at 706.509.3820, ext. 3. ​or online using the link in the post below.

“The goal of Live Well Cherokee! is to establish Cherokee Medical Center as this community’s connection to health-related information, resources and wellness,” said David Early, Floyd Vice President of Support Services and Operations and Administrator for Cherokee Medical Center. “We want to partner with you in your health, even when you don’t need hospital care.”

Live Well Cherokee! is a community engagement program that will be focused on improving health and wellness in Cherokee County. Specific goals are to:

  • Expand community partnerships for better heath
  • Encourage healthy behaviors
  • Provide education and screenings tied to Cherokee County’s unique health needs
  • Engage people where they are: work, school, church, civic organizations, etc

The Lifesaving Training will be the first of many events designed to help Cherokee County accomplish this goal. The training will include Stop the Bleed education, hands only CPR and water safety classes.

Information about the class, as well as a registration link and additional Livewell Cherokee! information can be found at www.floyd.org/livewell_cherokee and on the Cherokee Medical Center Facebook page.

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