Here’s an update on the recent post about the Aquatics Coordinator (see below). A big welcome and congratulations to Erika Miller, who has filled the position as of March 12.
With huge thanks and a few tears, we will soon say goodbye to Monessa Midgett, who has served our District for many years as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and for the past year as Aquatics Program Coordinator. Monessa will be moving on to her new career as a nurse, and we wish her all the best.
This leaves the Aquatics Coordinator position open, and is available to interested parties from both within and outside our District staff. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. This is a key Senior Staff position as we strive for continued improvement in our District’s flagship program — the swim school — and in the safety levels provided by our guard crew.
Many thanks to all who gave their input on our recent swim school survey!
We received 74 responses to 18 questions, with plenty of extra feedback about your experiences with our swim school program
and about our District operations in general. We learned a lot: we have plenty to be proud about, and lots of room for improvement.
Our instructors received many kudos for their skills and enthusiasm.
We need to work on our organization, communication, and instructional consistency.
Our marketing and community outreach need some work.
When asked for suggestions on how to improve, our community is more than happy to step up. We thank you all for the helpful ideas.
We asked seven “agree/disagree” qualitative questions about our programs, and six of those came back with
very strong positive feedback. We’re very proud of that, and even prouder of the list of “who’s your favorite
instructor?” That said, every question led to feedback that shows how far we have to go. We’re far from satisfied
and we look forward to communicating our successes to you.
The survey results are a public record, so we are posting them in their entireity here. Due to the size of some files, we’ve
had to split the answers into two parts. in the case of personal contact information, or any individuals named in a
negative manner, we redacted this information. Thanks to 73 of the 74 respondents for not using profanity.
We redacted that word too.
Just click on the question below and you’ll go straight to the answers.
In our continuing efforts to improve the quality and reach of our programs, we could use some input on our Swim School. NWPRD Swim School serves hundreds of our young citizens every year and seeks to achieve the basic safety mission of our District. We need to know that we’re doing the best possible job.
OK dads, it’s time to take an evening out with your sweet princess! Bring her to the Oak Harbor Senior Center on Friday, February 15th for a fun time with music and dancing from DJs Unlimited, plus mmmm, tasty desserts.
Our good buds at Kidz Love Soccer have put together a short, fun, indoor learning session for kids ages 2 – 8 who want to learn the basics of the game. 4 weekly classes begin on Tuesday evening, Feb 5, in the nice warm gym at Oak Harbor Elementary School.
Check theWinter Flyer herefor all the details on dates, times, location and registration!
For more than 30 years, Kidz Love Soccer has been providing communities in California, Oregon, and Washington with fun, organized soccer classes and camps for children ages 2 – 12 years. KLS instructors create a lively, positive and safe environment for kids to learn how to play soccer and develop a lifelong love for soccer and sports. Just ask one of their 600,000 graduates!
Kidz Love Soccer has a team of trained instructors that love teaching and bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the soccer field. Using field-tested and age-appropriate proprietary curriculum, KLS youth classes teach kids all the fundamentals of soccer in a high-energy, non-competitive program designed to encourage good sportsmanship and a love for sports.
Check the Winter Flyer herefor all the details on dates, times, location and registration!
Become a Red Cross Certified Swim Instructor or Lifeguard!
Starting next week, NWPRD offers you a chance to earn your Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
Just commit a few weekends to the task, pass the test, and you’ll have the certificate that shows
you know your lifesaving and first aid skills. Employment at the pool is not guaranteed,
but we CAN promise you that you won’t get hired without it!
Then, in February, we’ll offer, once again, the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification course.
All new swim instructors at NWPRD MUST have their WSI certification.
CLICK HEREfor all the info you need to know about the Red Cross Lifeguard class series,
coming up starting Saturday, January 12!
CLICK HEREto learn more about the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course, coming up in February.