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City of Longmont, lorado Colorado - Staff shortages force reduced pool and swim beach hours 20 May 2022 ( news )
City of Longmont, lorado , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Due to the ongoing labor shortage in the wake of the COVID - 19 pandemic , Longmont Recreation will reduce pool and Union Reservoir swim beach hours this summer . Kanemoto and Roosevelt Activity Pools will remain shuttered for the summer season . New pool and swim beach hours will go into effect on Friday , May 27 , 2022 .
Longmont Recreation is actively recruiting for several pool managers and senior lifeguards , and recently received council approval to raise entry level pay to $15 . 50/hr to be competitive in the current labor market . Other incentives include free certification training , discount recreation passes , flexible schedules , and opportunities for recurring summer employment and career advancement within Longmont Recreation .
“We know we’re not alone and that this is a trend for community pools across the country . Aurora , Englewood , Broomfield , and Boulder all announced reduced pool hours this year , as well , ” said Sara Taylor , an aquatics supervisor with Longmont Recreation . A further five pool managers and at least four more senior lifeguards would be required to maintain the safety of patrons at the original 2022 hours . If additional staff members can be hired , pool facilities and swim beach hours will be reevaluated for expansion .
To apply for a job in aquatics , visit the online jobs portal at
www . longmontcolorado . gov/jobs
or stop by the next Longmont Recreation job fair coming up on Thursday , June 2 , 2022 from 12 - 1:30 pm at the Longmont Recreation Center on Quail Road . The next FREE four - day lifeguard certification class begins May 27 , 2022 from 8am - 4pm Friday - Monday . For more information about aquatics jobs or other class options , contact Sara Taylor at 303 - 774 - 4771 .
Effective , Friday , May 27:
Longmont Recreation Center Pools , 310 Quail Rd
Monday , Wednesday , Friday: lap/adult swim from 5 - 11 am . From 11 am - 6 pm , lap and open swim in both pools .
Tuesday , Thursday: lap/adult swim from 5 - 9am . From 9am - 7:30pm , lap and open swim in both pools .
Saturday , May 28 - CLOSED
Effective Saturday , June 4 , both pools open from 10 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday , May 29: only lap/adult swim and swim lessons ( which start June 5 ) from 7 - 11 am , closed for the remainder of the day .
Sunset Pool , 1900 Longs Peak Ave
No proposed changes to advertised schedule except staff will no longer accept additional after - hours rentals unless there is staff availability .
Centennial Pool , 1201 Alpine St
No Monday/Wednesday morning swim lessons for June . Morning swim lessons will be offered at the Longmont Recreation Center and Sunset Pool .
Closed on Fridays
Union Reservoir , 461 Weld County Red 26
Monday , Wednesday , Friday , Saturday , Sunday: swim beach open 10am - 6pm
Tuesday , Thursday: swim beach open 11am - 6pm
Friday , Saturday: Open Water Swims ( OWS ) are cancelled
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