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Instructor Ashlee Winslow, right, with participants in lifeguard training last year, prior to the 2022 opening of the Dye Natatorium for the season.

It's a perennial problem and this year is no exception. Finding qualified lifeguards to staff the Dye Natatorium is a challenge.

Located at 400-B S. Snyder Ave., adjacent to Jacobsen Middle School, the facility operated by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District offers a heated, 25-yard six-lane swimming pool and includes showers, changing rooms and restrooms.