Date to open municipal pools yet to be set

Opening was delayed last season by COVID-19

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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.

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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: http://www.yukonok.gov.

For more information on available positions, contact Tyler Kilmer at (405) 350-5974 or tkilmer@yukonok.gov

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