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News: Elizabeth Ouellette selected as new Aquatics Coordinator

Date Published Author
8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM   

The City of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the selection of Elizabeth Ouellette as the new Aquatics Coordinator. Liz graduated from Bristol Central High School in 2011, Binghamton University in 2015, and she will be earning a second bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy in the fall of 2019. Liz is a lifelong resident of the City of Bristol.

Liz has worked for the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division in a variety of part time roles since 2009. She has served as a Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, and most recently as a Head Lifeguard supervising all 3 city pools. Liz is also an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor; responsible for certifying dozens of professional lifeguards annually.
In addition to working for the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department, Liz is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Bristol Hospital Emergency Medical Services where she is responsible for handling emergency life support and medical care.

As Aquatics Coordinator, Liz will be responsible for assisting the Aquatics Supervisor in the overall operations of 2 outdoor park pools and an indoor year-round aquatics facility, the Dennis Malone Aquatics Center. This includes guest services for over 25,000 patrons that visit the facilities throughout the year and oversight of a wide range of aquatics programs including swim lessons, swim team, aqua fitness and more!

Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Dr. Joshua Mederios stated, “We are so thrilled to have someone of Liz’s caliber in this pivotal role of Aquatics Coordinator. Her long tenure with the department, impressive background, certification and overall credentials made her an obvious choice for the role”. Aquatics Supervisor Jaimie Clout stated, “Liz is already a huge asset for our division and I’m looking forward to working with her in her new role to help bring us to the next level!”

In anticipation of her new role, Liz stated, “I’m so excited to continue my time with the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department in this new position. I’ve enjoyed my time serving the Bristol community and look forward to further developing the aquatics programs and facilities”.

The Aquatics Coordinator position was created through the elimination of part time hours in the division to support a full time position. Liz Ouellette officially assumes the role of Aquatics Coordinator on Friday August 16, 2019 with an annual salary of $56,785.