YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Northside Pool will open this summer, according to Youngstown Parks Director Bob Burke.
Vernon Scott, a Farrell Elementary teacher and the former aquatics director, has been hired as the Northside Pool manager. He will bring over five to nine lifeguards. Four others are taking classes to be certified.
Last month, the Youngstown Parks Department announced that the pool was in danger of remaining closed over the summer due to a lack of available lifeguards. The pool was supposed to open on June 12, but the city had only received one application for a lifeguard and was working to obtain more.
Burke said the pool’s opening day may be pushed back as the manager gets acclimated.
Editor’s note: WKBN was told that Farrell’s athletic director would take over management of the pool. That was later corrected to show that it is Farrell’s former aquatics director that is managing the pool.