Downtown Phoenix lifeguards are best in Arizona

[Via: City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department]

Lifeguards at Phoenix Parks and Recreation pools earned top team honors at this year’s statewide annual American Red Cross Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge on July 18.

Competing against 48 teams from throughout the state, the team of four City of Phoenix pool staff members won the Top Overall Team category, the Coed Active Victim Rescue and the Coed Rescue Tube Relay events and placed second in the Submerged Object Recovery event.

The American Red Cross holds the competition each year to test speed and rescue skill for lifeguards. All City of Phoenix lifeguards are American Red Cross certified.

James Campbell, Rachel Rodia, Alicia King and Charles Woodruff represented the City of Phoenix at the competition. They work at Mountain View, University and Harmon pools.  (Both University and Harmon pools are close to downtown Phoenix.)

Information on city of Phoenix pools, including information on lifeguard training and certification, is available online at or by calling 602-262-6541.

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