Lack of lifeguards may keep Northside Pool closed this summer

If they city isn't able to hire at least seven certified lifeguards by June 11, the pool won't reopen

The North Side pool opened in Youngstown, Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Northside Pool in Youngstown won’t open this summer unless the city’s Parks and Recreation Department can find lifeguards.

A news release from Youngstown Mayor John McNally’s office says the pool was supposed to open on June 12.

If they city isn’t able to hire at least seven certified lifeguards by June 11, the pool won’t reopen. As of now, the department has only received one application.

“You can’t just open a pool like that with no lifeguards. You can’t do a swim at your own risk program,” said Bob Burke, the department’s director.

You have to be a certified lifeguard to be hired and the city will reimburse you for classes.

If interested in applying, contact the Youngstown Parks and Recreation Department (26 S. Phelps Street) at 330-742-8711.

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