Lifeguard shortage means schedule adjustments at Reno pools

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RENO, NV (KOLO) The City of Reno’s two outdoor pools, Idlewild Pool and Traner Pool, will open to the public for the summer season Saturday, June 8, 2019.

But because of what the city says is a "severe lifeguard shortage", Reno will implement open swim sessions at Traner Pool, and Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center (EMNECC) Pool will close at 2 p.m. daily. EMNECC Pool and Northwest Pool are the city’s two indoor, year-round pools.

New Reno Procedure at Traner Pool for Summer 2019:

Due to a national lifeguard shortage, and for the safety of all patrons, Traner Pool’s daily open swim program will be split into two sessions, and admission will be limited capacity based on lifeguard availability.

Daily wristbands will be used to identify paid admission to open swim sessions. Non-paying spectators will be issued a separate wristband and will not be allowed to swim in the pool. If you arrive for Session 1 and it is full, you may pre-purchase a wrist band for Session 2. Only in-person, same-day purchases will be allowed. Staff strongly encourages calling ahead of time (775-334-2269) to see if a session is full before arriving at the pool.

The entire pool area and locker rooms will be cleared in between sessions to allow for the next session participants to enter.

Schedules for all four city pools are attached to this story and are also available for download here. You can also apply for lifeguard jobs with the city at this link.

The Sun Valley Pool opens June 7. They are also in need of hiring at least six more lifeguards and you can apply at previous link.