Austin needs Lifeguards!Pools open! Pools looking to open! ASAP!

Help keep ATX pools open!
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Update 6/7/22

Austin Parks and Recreation has 15 pools open (with struggles). More lifeguards are needed to open more pools. There is a need of around 400 more lifeguards to have all 35 ATX area pools open. Spread the word! LIFEGUARDS NEEDED!

Balcones
Barton Springs
Bartholomew
Deep Eddy
Dick Nichols
Dove Springs
Garrison
Govalle
Montopolis
Northwest
Rosewood
Shipe
Springwoods
Stacy
Westenfield
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Update 5/31/22

A few pools are open, with a few more expected to open early next week. The need for 750 lifeguards to have all the area pools open is the goal to fill. (CBS Austin)

Pools open now (with struggles of not closing certain days) 5/31/22:

Barton Springs
Bartholomew
Deep Eddy
Springwoods
Stacy

June 6 these 10 pools are expected to open with the need of 375 lifeguards. At this time there are around 234.
Balcones
Dick Nichols
Dove Springs
Garrison
Govalle
Montopolis
Northwest
Rosewood
Shipe
Westenfield

Lifeguards get paid $16-$19 an hour with bonuses up to $1250.
$500 bonus if certified / start working June 6
$500 bonus working through August 14
$250 bonus for advanced certification
Click here to apply!
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Update 5/23/ 22:

ATX officials have confirme that only 15 of 34 Austin pools will open on June 6 due to the lifeguard shortage. Besides the $1250 sign bonus the fee to be certified will be waived too.. another $20. Right now the pay is hanging at $16 an hour with pressure to pay $22. online application
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Update 5/17/22

Right now there are currently 207 lifeguards ready to work with 100 more in the pipeline. There is a need for 750 lifeguards total to be fully operational. Right now, there are staggering openings with most pools normally being open the second week of June. If there aren't enough lifeguards then places will have limited operations, hours and some even closed. Barton Springs pool is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays Thursdays until more staff is available right now.

ATX needs at least 400 lifeguards to start a modified schedule on June 4th. This would be around 30 more lifeguards with open water certification for Barton Springs. Pay is $16-$19 an hour. Bonuses are also available up to $1250:
- $500 bonus if you get certified and start working by June 6.
- $500 bonus if you work through August 14.
- $250 bonus if you get advanced certification.
List of pools / splash pads and online application

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Texas summer heat is coming! Staying cool in Austin pools could be a problem this season with yet another shortage! This time it's a shortage on LIFEGUARDS! The city of Austin is looking to fill 750 positions.

Here's what you need to know. You must be 15 and older, and fill out an online application with the city. Within 48-72 hours you should receive an email with additional paperwork and information to get trained and hired. Be sure to submit all paperwork and employment verification documents to register for a lifeguard class. It pays $15 an hour. PARD has a $500 summer completion bonus for temporary lifeguards and summer camp counselors who meet the criteria. Find out lots more here.