: Reverse reads: "An N.Y.A. Senior Life Guard giving instruction at Roosevelt Pool, March 1936."
This is a photograph of a National Youth Administration (NYA) senior lifeguard giving swimming instruction at the Roosevelt Pool most likely located in Dayton, Ohio. There are six girls present and one appears to be practicing diving.
The National Youth Administration was one of Roosevelt's New Deal agencies and operated from 1935 to 1943 as part of the Works Progress Administration. The NYA operated numerous programs for youth and during its active time, served about 327,000 teenagers. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B13F04_005_001 Subjects
: Swimming pools; Swimming; Lifeguards; Bathing suits; Swimming for children--Safety measures--Study and teaching; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project. Places
: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)