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Category Archives: Employment

A lifeguard points in front of him looking into the distance. He is holding a long red flotation device. He is wearing a white t-shirt and blue swim trunks.
Due to Lifeguard Shortage, Reduction in Day Time Pool Hours Effective September 9th, 2019

Since 2009, aquatics facilities across the nation have experienced a decline in recruiting and retaining lifeguards. (Articles related to this trend have been included at the end of this notice). Despite this national shortage, the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation has been able to maintain the necessary levels of staffing to […]

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Benefits of Lifeguarding – by Sarah Barnett

Every summer, aquatic facilities across the country struggle to find qualified, competent, and available lifeguards to safely guard their pools. What was once considered a rite-of-passage, or the quintessential summer job, working as a lifeguard has decreased in popularity as a summer job as more and more teenagers spend their summer interning, vacationing, or participating […]