Feb 24, 2022 - News

City of Austin puts out call for lifeguards

A diver in Barton Springs pool
Diving into the waters at Barton Springs in Austin on an early spring day. Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Yes, it's totally frigid outside, but we can all daydream about diving into a city pool on a hot day.

Driving the news: Austin Parks and Recreation's Aquatic Division is putting out a call for summer lifeguards.

By the numbers: Austin currently has 95 lifeguards on staff — but the Aquatics team needs around 650 to open summer pools for the 2022 swim season, which starts June 3.

Between the lines: Pay starts at $15 per hour, and lifeguards must be at least 15 years old.

What they're saying: "Help spread the word about these great jobs working outdoors and being a hero," the Aquatics Division said in a press release. "Lifeguarding can be the start of a great career in safety and public service."

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