City signs up 201 potential lifeguards, 13 pools still closed

(KXAN File Photo)
(KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The city’s latest effort to hire on new lifeguards netted 201 potential workers. The parks and recreation department is now sifting through the applications and hopes they will soon be able to reopen the remaining 13 pools.

At a job fair on Tuesday, the city said they still needed 300 lifeguards.

Reed Pool was opened Wednesday after temporarily being closed for maintenance after vandals dyed the water purple. Montopolis Pool is still closed while crews continue maintenance work there.

To apply for a lifeguard position, go to


Pools Open (as of Wednesday, June 11, 2014)
Balcones Pool
Bartholomew Pool
Barton Springs Pool
Brentwood Pool
Canyon Vista Pool
Deep Eddy Pool
Dick Nichols Pool
Dittmar Pool
Dottie Jordan Pool
Dove springs Pool
Garrison Pool
Mabel Davis Pool
Martin Pool
Murchison Pool
Northwest Pool
Patterson Pool
Ramsey Pool
Reed Pool
Stacy Pool

Pools Closed as of Wedneday, June 11, 2014
Little Stacy
Metz Pool
Parque Zaragosa
Shipe Wading
Walnut Creek
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