A lifeguard shortage is forcing Boulder Parks and Recreation to reduce weekday swim times.

“The ongoing labor shortage has impacted us in Boulder and has led to some tough choices,” Parks and Recreation Director Ali Rhodes stated in a city news release. “Specifically, a lack of lifeguards means we have to reduce pool hours. The community has told us to prioritize youth and older adults, and the December schedule tries to balance access for all with limited staff.”

Lap lanes at the East Boulder Community Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lap lanes at the North Boulder Recreation Center will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The lap pool at the South Boulder Recreation Center is open for two lanes of swimming from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and for six lanes of swimming from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Leisure pools will be open on the weekends at both the east and north locations. The East Boulder Community Center pool will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The North Boulder Recreation Center pool will be open on Tuesday and Thursday.

Staffing levels have continued to fluctuate because of the pandemic, the release states.

“Lifeguarding is an opportunity to promote health and safety,” the release states. “For example, twice this summer, BPR lifeguards were the first responders to cardiac events at our facilities and literally saved lives.”

Boulder is recruiting new aquatics staff to assist with the shortage and is offering new incentives meant to attract applicants, including a referral reward program for existing employees, increased pay and access to a $5 six-month all-facility recreation pass for seasonal and part-time employees.

There are a few job openings available, ranging in pay from about $13 to $20 an hour. Apply for jobs online at BPRJobs.org.

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A lifeguard shortage is forcing Boulder Parks and Recreation to reduce weekday swim times.

“The ongoing labor shortage has impacted us in Boulder and has led to some tough choices,” Parks and Recreation Director Ali Rhodes stated in a city news release. “Specifically, a lack of lifeguards means we have to reduce pool hours. The community has told us to prioritize youth and older adults, and the December schedule tries to balance access for all with limited staff.”

Lap lanes at the East Boulder Community Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lap lanes at the North Boulder Recreation Center will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The lap pool at the South Boulder Recreation Center is open for two lanes of swimming from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and for six lanes of swimming from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Leisure pools will be open on the weekends at both the east and north locations. The East Boulder Community Center pool will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The North Boulder Recreation Center pool will be open on Tuesday and Thursday.

Staffing levels have continued to fluctuate because of the pandemic, the release states.

“Lifeguarding is an opportunity to promote health and safety,” the release states. “For example, twice this summer, BPR lifeguards were the first responders to cardiac events at our facilities and literally saved lives.”

Boulder is recruiting new aquatics staff to assist with the shortage and is offering new incentives meant to attract applicants, including a referral reward program for existing employees, increased pay and access to a $5 six-month all-facility recreation pass for seasonal and part-time employees.

There are a few job openings available, ranging in pay from about $13 to $20 an hour. Apply for jobs online at BPRJobs.org.

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