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Lifeguard Jobs Are Available at Union County Public Swimming Pools

The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal announces that summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s two public swimming pools, Ulrich Pool in Rahway and Wheeler Pool in Linden. Applicants must have current lifeguard certification. Starting pay is $10 per hour, up to 30 hours per week. Please call 908-298-7849 for more information about the lifeguard positions.

The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool is located in Rahway River Park, St. George’s Avenue in Rahway. The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool is located in Wheeler Park, West Stimpson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden.

Swimming lessons will be held at Ulrich Pool beginning Monday, July 1. Applications are available at either pool office for all ages, beginners through adults. Pre-registration is required. Register early; classes are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open Swim Sessions for Seniors (62 and older) and for People with Disabilities are held at Ulrich Pool on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. and at Wheeler Pool on Wednesdays from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. Admission to these special sessions is free.

The Ulrich and Wheeler pools are a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about special programs, discount cards, group swim lessons, directions or other questions, visit the website: or call the Ulrich Pool (732-382-9457) or the Wheeler Pool (908-862-0977) for recorded information.