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Kids wanted for coolest job in world

[March 27th 2009]

Holiday company First Choice is searching for seven kids to advise it on what makes a swimming pool cool.

Kids who fancy applying for what is being billed as the coolest “job” in the world must be able to swim and should be aged between 5 and 12 years old.

To be in with a chance of winning they need to write a letter explaining why they should be on First Choice’s Cool Pool Board of Directors and include a picture of what their Cool Pool would look like.

The lucky seven kids who get selected for the Cool Pool Board will be invited to join First Choice’s own Cool Pool expert, Tommy Lynch, for an all expenses paid trip to its UK head office and one of the best swimming pools in the country.

The kids will then be able to enjoy the water slides and wave machine and asked for their ideas on what fun activities a pool needs to make it great. Advice from the kids will be incorporated into a First Choice Splash Resort specification check list. All holiday hotels seeking to make the grade as a Splash Resort will be judged against this check list.

The special prize for one member of the Cool Pool Board will be an all-inclusive holiday in Turkey for them and their family to the Aqua Fantasy Hotel and Spa, one of First Choice’s Splash Resorts. Here they will be able to test out some of the coolest pools and slides around during the May half term holiday 2009.

Cool Pool expert and First Choice lifestyle development manager Tommy Lynch says: ”We understand how important swimming pools are to kids on holiday. In a recent survey we found a staggering 92% of kids said that they were in the pool every single day on holiday”.

“Being such a vital part of their holiday, it’s important to get this right and there’s no one better placed to ask what makes a cool pool than kids. With their help we hope to ensure only the crème de la crème make it into the Splash Resort list,” Lynch adds.

In its recent holiday survey First Choice found that the favourite holiday activity for kids is splashing about in the pool. The survey showed that 46% of kids spend most of their holiday time swimming and enjoying water based activities.

Written by: Nick Purdom