VIDEO: Amarillo city pools set to open end of May, but need help filling positions

Amarillo Parks and Recreation has had trouble filling pool staff and lifeguard positions. Currently they’ve only filled about 50 percent of the positions, so they are still looking to hire lots of staff. The city says finding lifeguards has been the biggest issue. The city has been visiting high schools and colleges to try and recruit students for aquatics positions. They are now hiring lifeguards age 15 and up. The 15-year-old lifeguards will be fully trained like everyone else, but will have limited hours. The Thompson Park pool is in its final construction phase and is on track to open Memorial Day, but they still need help filling staff there as well.

VIDEO: Amarillo city pools set to open end of May, but need help filling positions