Biloxi is looking for lifeguards

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a lifeguard class, beginning this week with a pretest, to certify individuals who want to work either this summer or throughout the year as a lifeguard.

Interested individuals must be at least 15 years old and must complete a pretest at the Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Ave., Wednesday or Thursday at 4 p.m. Participants must choose one of the two days to take the pretest which consists of a 300-yard swim, treading water for two minutes, and a 10-pound brick retrieval. Once the participants pass the pretest, each may enroll in the class.

The lifeguard class will take place on March 23 and 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on March 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Natatorium. Individuals must attend all class sessions and the fee for the class, which is only paid after successfully completing the pretest and enrolling in the class, is $150 for Biloxi residents or $200 for others. The fee includes a book and mask.

If you are unable to attend one of the two pretests this week but still want to enroll in the class, please contact Colton Copeland at the Biloxi Natatorium at 228-435-6205.
See the Lifeguard Class requirements

News & notes: Deer Island, Ward 2 meeting, ribbon cutting
Deer Island: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is currently conducting a prescribed burn on a 134-acre center section of the island, which will last through late today. To see pictures, click here.
Ward 2 Town Meeting: Councilmember Felix Gines is hosting a Ward 2 Meeting on tonight at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave.
Ribbon cutting: There will be a ribbon cutting for Eagle Point Park, 10519 Pin Oak Dr., on Friday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. To see the flyer, click here.