Merrill Park & Rec seeking summer lifeguards
TINA L. SCOTT
The Merrill Parks & Recreation Department, which manages the Bierman Family Aquatic Center at the Merrill Area Recreation Complex (MARC) is actively seeking lifeguards for summer employment. They have been running employment ads and attending job fairs and have hired some lifeguards, but they need more.
When asked if they will have enough lifeguards to open the aquatic center and pool this summer, Dan Wendorf, Parks & Recreation Director said: “The official word is that we have just enough as of right now. We are still actively seeking more and will continue to do so.”
“With the number of lifeguards we have, we are going to meet with them to see what their schedules will allow them to do, and we will build our pool schedule around their availability,” he said. “Hopefully we can have enough availability to open more days per week and more hours.”
But … “Unless we get more guards,” Wendorf added, “it is almost impossible for us to open from 12-7 every day of the week as we had in the past.”
More lifeguards are needed to enable the aquatic center/pool to offer a full summer schedule. To learn more about lifeguard summer employment opportunities at the aquatic center and to find out more about the certification process to become a lifeguard, contact the Merrill Parks & Recreation office at 715.536.7313 or stop in at their office at the MARC.