Macon-Bibb lifeguard shortage could mean alternate pool schedule


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb may have to alternate open pools this summer, at least temporarily, due to a lifeguard shortage. The Recreation Department (23) and Lake Tobesofkee (8) need lifeguards.

Public pools open for the summer beginning Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The full summer schedule starts Tuesday, June 1 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

If the lifeguard shortage continues, public pools will alternate by opening three pools one day and the other three the next.

Claystone Park and Arrowhead Park will need lifeguards beginning Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 28) through Labor Day weekend (Monday, September 6). Lifeguards will work Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sandy Beach will also need lifeguards, but it won’t be open until later this summer due to an improvement project.

The county says lifeguards must be 18 and be a high school graduate or have a GED. They must also have six months of water safety instructor experience and be CPR certified. The county will train and certify applicants. Pay is $10.03 an hour.

Visit the county’s website ( or Human Resources Department (700 Poplar Street) to apply.

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