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Over the years we have experienced as well as received community complaints that some or even all the pools at the Kihei Aquatic Center are shut down because of a lack of county lifeguards.

Why does this happen, and what can be done to rectify this? The major reason there are  not enough lifeguards, so the County has a plan.

One-Stop Recruitment for Maui Pool Guard Trainees, Jan. 29

The County of Maui will hold a one-stop recruitment day Jan. 29, 2020, for pool guard trainees at the K?hei Aquatic Center to fill positions within the Department of Parks and Recreation.  Apply online by Jan. 23 to be eligible for the recruitment day. Minimum requirements are a high school graduation and a valid driver’s license.

Applicants should be prepared to take and pass a written civil service exam and swim 300 meters in 10 minutes or less. Following successful completion of the written exam and performance test, interviews will be conducted on the spot.

The pool guard trainee is an entry-level position in the pool guard program. It offers on-the-job training at no cost to the employee the theories, techniques and methods used in lifeguarding. Upon hire, eligibility for promotions are available at six months, and the county has a generous benefit package, among other incentives.

For more information, call Cynthia M. Razo-Porter at the Department of Personnel Services at 270-7256, or Duke Sevilla, pool manager, at 270-6135.