Date to open municipal pools yet to be set

Opening was delayed last season by COVID-19


By Robert Medley
Managing Editor

A date to open Yukon’s municipal swimming pools has not been set for this season, a city spokeswoman said.

Last year, the opening of Yukon swimming pools was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. City Splash and Sunrise Splash Pad opened last year.

The Sunrise Splash Pad opened last year on June 1. The splash pad, that does not have a swimming pool is located at 550 S. Yukon Parkway and was open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays.

Lifeguards are currently being sought for the Yukon swimming pools The Kimbell Bay pool, 525 Holly Ave. did not open last year. City officials have not yet announced a plan for the summer, and will depend on hiring lifeguards, a spokeswoman said. Yukon Community Center pool is at 2200 S. Holly Ave.

Yukon Parks and Recreation is trying to fill multiple lifeguard positions for the 2021 season.


Applications are now being accepted for a variety of positions including, pool managers, head lifeguards, lifeguards, swim coaches, swim instructors, and water fitness instructors.

The pay rate varies for each position, but ranges from $9 to $15 per hour, depending on experience. Positions range in experience from entry level to supervisory, with the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week, the city reports.

A valid lifeguard certification is required for head lifeguard, lifeguard, and swim instructor positions. Certification courses are held throughout the state of Oklahoma at various facilities and are valid for 2 years.

Applications will remain open until all positions are filled. Apply online at:

For more information on available positions, contact Tyler Kilmer at (405) 350-5974 or