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Walnut Creek Pool splashes back

Monday, July 25, 2022 by Tai Moses

If you haven’t heard the welcome news, Walnut Creek Pool at 12138 N. Lamar Blvd. has reopened. On the heels of the lifeguard shortage that has plagued the Parks and Recreation Department’s aquatics division, the popular pool has opened for recreational swimming from noon-7 p.m. daily (except for its regular weekly Thursday closure). While the parks department now has 578 trained lifeguards, it continues to recruit guards to staff the city’s summer swimming pools. The job pays $16-$19 an hour depending on experience and certifications. Bonuses, paid sick leave, a free bus pass and flexible scheduling are some of the perks that come with being an Austin lifeguard. Find out more at





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