Lincoln, NE (May 11, 2021) Lincoln Parks and Recreation today announced that the City’s nine outdoor public swimming pools will open Saturday, May 29. Due to a limited number of available lifeguards, the pools will offer modified hours, reduced swimming lesson sessions and limited pool rentals. The season will end on Sunday, August 15.
Public pool locations and hours are as follows:
Star City Shores Aquatic Center
University Place Aquatic Center
Highlands Aquatic Center
Neighborhood pools are open daily 1 to 6 p.m.
Attendees must provide name and contact information for contact tracing if necessary. Each location will make capacity adjustments that reflect the local directed health measures. Parks and Recreation swimming lessons will begin in mid-June. Other programming information including free Adult Water Fitness Class, Family Swim Nights, and Swim and Dive Leagues can be found at lincoln.ne.gov/pools.
“We have hired fewer than the average number of pool employees for 2021. Our situation is not unique or isolated, it is happening across the country. The situation for lifeguards is even more critical due to limited training opportunities for almost a year,” said Kayla Sellhorn, Parks and Recreation Aquatics Supervisor.
Applications for seasonal employment, including pool staff, can be found at jobs.lincoln.ne.gov. Lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, concessions, and cashier staff must be at least 16 years of age. Lifeguards require certification. Training and certification may be available for new employees.
Visit lincoln.ne.gov/pools for more information about Lincoln’s public pools.
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