Daytona announces summer hours at pools


As temperatures soar into the 90s and higher, summer hours have been announced for two public pools in Daytona Beach.

The city also announced that lifeguards are needed to work at the pools.

Campbell Pool, which is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard next to the John H. Dickerson Center, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Swim lessons at Campbell Pool will be announced at a later date. Admission is 50 cents.

Cypress hours
The Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., is now open Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 to 7 p.m. On Fridays, the center is open 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

At least one lane is open at all times for lap swimming. Residents also can reserve time at the pool for birthday parties and other events.

The standard fee for a punch card for adults is $20 for 15 swims; youth $20 for 25 swims.

Those not interested in obtaining a punch card can pay a daily admission rate of $3 for adults and $2 for youth (17 years and under).

There is a youth swim team. Those seeking information for the program should call Darcy at 386-235-8231. The youth swim team operates from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday – Friday.

Swimming lessons are also available. For children two years and older, lessons are $30 for five classes on Saturdays at various times.

Adult lessons are Monday through Thursday starting at the earliest 6 p.m.  The fee is $2 per class. Pre-registration is required.

Aqua aerobic classes are available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The fee is $2.

The city also is accepting lifeguard applications. The starting pay rate is $8.94 an hour.

Work schedules will vary days and evenings, Monday through Saturdays.

How to apply
All lifeguards must have the ability to work a flexible 40-hour per week schedule without interruption.

City of Daytona Beach background screening and physical examinations are required prior to employment. Lifeguard positions will remain open to applicants until filled.

Apply by visiting the City of Daytona Beach Personnel O ffice. Applications may also be down loaded and printed by visiting

Applicants must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, First Aid and CPR certification.


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