DropZone Waterpark, in partnership with Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, is offering scholarships for low income families interested in the lifeguard training course in time for summer job opportunities. Eligible applicants must be 15 years or older, reside in Perris, Romoland, or Nuevo-Lakeview, and meet low income guidelines.
To apply, email the DropZone Waterpark Crew (DropZoneWaterpark@RivCoParks.org) no later than April 8. To apply for employment at DropZone Waterpark, please visit DropZoneWaterpark.com. The last hiring event for the summer will take place March 29-30 and applications must be received prior to the event.
The lifeguard training course consists of American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED certifications which are required in order to be hired to work at DropZone Waterpark. In order to participate in the course, individuals must be 15 years or older (16 years to be hired), able to swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 7 feet depth and return to starting position in under 100 seconds, swim 300 yards of breaststroke and front crawl, and tread water for 2 minutes without using their hands.
Scholarship recipients will be able to attend either one of the upcoming session dates, which include April 4-6 and 11-13 at DropZone Waterpark.
About DropZone Waterpark
DropZone Waterpark is located in Perris and is operated by Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District. This new waterpark features two body slides, two mat racers, sand volleyball courts, a continuous river, a FlowRider® surf machine, an activity play structure, ground geysers, a small spring pool and a 50-meter competition pool. DropZone Waterpark is scheduled to open summer 2014.
For more information about the scholarship, lifeguard training course, or about DropZone Waterpark, please contact the DropZone Waterpark at DropZoneWaterpark@RivCoParks.org, or visit http://www.dropzonewaterpark.com.