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Aquatics Division prepares for swim season

Friday, March 5, 2021 by Tai Moses

Summer is just around the corner and in Austin that means, among other things, immersing oneself in water as much as possible. Or as it’s also called, swimming. However, in order for people to enjoy Austin’s many pools, there need to be enough lifeguards to staff them. PARD’s Aquatics Division has more than 600 vacancies for lifeguards so the need is critical. The dilemma is that the division will not conduct any in-person training or hiring while Austin remains in Stage 4 of the Covid-19 risk-based guidelines. But applications are being accepted, so interested parties can get a start on the process by applying online. Find everything you need to know to apply at By the by, be prepared for lifeguard training to look a little different in the era of Covid: training courses will be limited to 5 participants per instructor; most of the instruction will be outdoors; and face masks must be worn at all times (except when practicing water rescues).

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