April 26, 2022

 

 

Lifeguard shortage leads to new city pool hours

 

With many city pools set to open this weekend for the summer season, the City of Georgetown announced its facilities would operate with modified hours due to a shortage of lifeguards. 

The city manages four outdoor pools — the Williams Drive Pool, the Village Pool, the River Ridge Pool and the outdoor pool at the Georgetown Recreation Center. Hours vary for each. 

The Recreation Center outdoor pool will open Saturday for the first time. Operating hours will be  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday until June 10, when hours will expand 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 

The Williams Drive pool will also open Saturday, and will be open seven days a week, from 1- 7 p.m. through the first full week of June. Then the pool will shift  to a Tuesday-Sunday schedule beginning June 10. 

Also on June 10, the city will open The Village and River Ridge pools. The Village Pool will open Thursday-Monday, 1-7 p.m., and River Ridge Pool will operate Wednesday-Sunday, 1-7 p.m. 

According to the city, the daily entrance fee for each of the pools is free for children age 3 and under, $2 for youth ages 4-18, $3 for adults ages 19-54 and $2 for seniors age 55 and up. 

Seasonal swim passes are also available.

Help wanted

The city is still hiring new lifeguards for the summer, offering $10.50-16.50 an hour. Those interested will be given the chance to earn a lifeguard certification prior to work. More information can be found at Georgetown.org/jobs.

City pools

• Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool, 1003 North Austin Avenue
• Williams Drive Pool, 3201 Williams Drive
• Village Pool, 370 Village Commons Boulevard 
• River Ridge Pool, 414 South Ridge Circle