Lifeguards needed to staff John Lowery Pool this summer

BEDFORD – The opening of the pool is planned for Memorial Day weekend according to Bedford Parks Department officials.

It takes approximately 22-25 lifeguards to adequately staff the John Lowery Pool.

Many pools, including the John Lowery Pool, are experiencing a shortage of lifeguards. This is a direct effect of pool closings last year, due to Covid-19.

Should the John Lowery Pool, be unable to adequately staff the pool with lifeguards to meet safety guidelines, they will be forced to reduce the hours and/or days the pool will be open to the public.

The Bedford Parks Department is now taking applications for lifeguards at the city pool for this season.

The starting hourly wage is now $9.07 per hour, a recent increase from $7.25 per hour.

Applications can be picked up at the Bedford Parks Department office at Thornton Park, during office hours. The office is open from 7:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. and closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you need a lifeguard class, a third party is available to provide the training and information on scheduling the training. A complete training class cost $200 and a re-certification class will only cost $60.

If you have any questions or need further details you can call the park office at 812-275-5692.

If you or if you know someone that would fit the role of a lifeguard, please help spread the word so the John Lowery Pool can maintain normal operational hours for our community youth, families and residents.