MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- As it starts to warm up outside, residents in Macon can start cooling off in some of the city's pools this weekend.
The Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department has announced that, while the city is facing a lifeguard shortage, a couple of pools will be opening on Saturday morning.
“We apologize for not opening all pools right away. We are currently working with a new company to hire more lifeguards and get the remaining pools open,” says Recreation Department Director Robert Walker. “As soon as they provide more lifeguards, we’ll open all pools that are operational. This is a process, and we appreciate everyone’s patience. We know Aquatic Management will give us the best and are excited to be working with them.”
The pools at the South Bibb Recreation Complex and East Macon Park will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturday and Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 7:00 P.M.
The pool at Bloomfield-Gilead will not be open this summer, however, due to extensive repairs being needed and no timetable of when the materials will arrive. Not to worry, though! There will be transportation available from the Bloomfield-Gilead building to another pool and back starting on June 5th. Kids 17 and under can swim from 10:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. before the return trip to Bloomfield-Gilead.
There are only 40 slots per trip, so parents can call ahead to the Recreation Department and save a spot for their kids. Pool transportation will run Monday through Friday all summer.