July 26, 2021 | Fran Murphy

County Council Meets Tuesday – Preview

The Montgomery County Council will meet tomorrow for the last time before September 14. Key items on the agenda include approval of increased availability of 5G technology in the county and a proposed change of rules about lifeguards at indoor pools in health clubs. Data from a study about traffic stop management will also be […]

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June 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Mulls Need for Lifeguards at Health Clubs

Montgomery County Council is expected to allow health clubs to operate swimming pools without a lifeguard present. During its Tuesday meeting, the councilmembers held a public hearing on a bill that would eliminate the requirement for a lifeguard at pools that have a surface area greater than 2,500 square feet. Currently, that is the law […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Teen Rescued from Drowning While Swimming Across Potomac River

A 17-year-old male was rescued Sunday evening while trying to swim the Potomac River. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer explained the situation and near-drowning. He said around 6:15 p.m. MCFRS received a call about a person in the river. Once rescue services arrived the teenager was already brought to […]

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July 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Man Nearly Drowns at Silver Spring Pool, Resuscitated by Lifeguards

A person nearly drowned at the Silver Spring YMCA located on Hastings Drive on Saturday afternoon. Officials say the adult male was unresponsive after being pulled from the water, however he was resuscitated right before first responders arrived. The victim was treated and transported to a local hospital. Officials with Montgomery Fire and Rescue added […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Water Park Gets New Water Slide Tower

It’s shaping up to be an especially fun summer at Gaithersburg Water Park. Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City of Gaithersburg officials unveiled a new water slide at the park on Thursday evening. Officials and their families had the opportunity to test out the new 250-foot long double-flume […]

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July 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

RSV Pools to Host Hiring Fair for Lifeguards on July 19 (VIDEO)

Although beaches and pools nationwide are experiencing a life guard shortage, one Montgomery County company is taking steps to stay ahead of the curve. RSV Pools in Gaithersburg is hosting a job fair on July 19. “This is actually something we’re trying that’s new,” Madi Pizer, director of human resources for RSV Pools said. Lifeguards […]

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May 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Water Park at Bohrer Park

Water Safety Day in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Recreation Director Gabe Albornoz stresses the importance of parental supervision at local pools and bodies of water this summer. Take a look: Water Safety Day was held May 29 in Montgomery County at the Water Park in Gaithersburg. At this event, local officials passed out safety information about swim lessons, […]

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