Natatorium to restore Saturday hours

The Biloxi Natatorium, the city’s indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, is re-introducing Saturday hours beginning July 5, when the pool will be open each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

The pool had reduced its schedule to eliminate Saturday openings because of a shortage of lifeguards.

“We just weren’t able to do it,” said Jamie Lee of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.  “We need anywhere from two to 10 lifeguards on duty, depending on the time of day and the time of year, and it’s just been hard to keep lifeguards, even though we pay from $10 to $13 an hour. Now, we think we’ve worked out the staffing issues.”

The Natatorium hours are now:

Adult lap swimming (age 18 and older), Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and recreational swimming (all ages) Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Hours at the Donald M. Snyder Sr. Community Center pool are:

Adult lap swimming (age 18 and older), Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and recreational swimming (all ages), Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m.
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