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Former lifeguard? Share your stories

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Tai Moses

PARD’s Aquatic Division is asking anyone who formerly worked as a lifeguard to complete a survey in the hopes that their experience will “inspire the next generation of lifeguards.” The city still needs to hire and train another 700 lifeguards in order to fully staff all of Austin’s pools for the upcoming swim season. Part of the division’s recruitment strategy is showing that working as a seasonal lifeguard doesn’t have to be a one-time gig; it can be a steppingstone to a number of great careers. Lifeguards can start as young as 15 and there is no upper age limit. Take the former lifeguard survey. Learn more about lifeguarding in Austin.

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