Want a fun job?

… just add water. In this second in our series of Video Job Previews, Amanda takes you through what to expect when working at Splashin' Safari: We start accepting applications for seasonal jobs on January 3.

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Brushing up on skills

So what do you do when you're a lifeguard and the water park is closed for the season? You look for other ways to make yourself invaluable. And what might be a valuable skill to have for our upcoming Happy Halloween Weekends? Face-painting, of course! The gentleman in the above photo is Gary Cole from…

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A tip of the fan to our Hosts & Hostesses

Talk about the dog days of summer. Woof! Just saw a post on our Facebook page, praising the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff, even in this tough weather. I feel like a bum, sitting here in my air-conditioned office while hundreds of our Hosts and Hostesses are out in the park doing the real…

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What a difference 2 weeks makes

Two weeks ago, the lifeguards were training in 72-degree water. Did you know we post Splashin' Safari's average water temperature on our website? Here's the link straight to it on our Rules & Services page. We also post it on our Twitter page. And yes, the water is considerably warmer after this week of lovely…

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“Are you out of your mind?!”

Lovely. My seven-year-old just hollered, "Are you out of your mind?!" to his teacher. Teachers, actually. Swim teachers, to be precise. They laughed and encouraged James to try. And off he went, paddling away. Still "beating up" the water too much, but a vast improvement from a week ago. Some of the Splashin' Safari lifeguards…

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Training on the high seas

Training is one big yawn, right? The trainer says, “Blah, blah, blah,” while you nod politely and think about what’s for dinner. Our lifeguards get 32 hours of training before they start work. (That’s a lot of meal planning!) Each year the members of the management staff at Splashin' Safari put on their thinking caps…

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