YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown’s Northside Pool opened Tuesday.
It wasn’t a great day for swimming, but that didn’t stop one kid from jumping in for the first day of opening.
All of the life guards were in place after there was some concern they wouldn’t be able to fill all the spots. There was also a problem with the pump, but that was resolved Monday.
Twelve-year-old Anthony Moore, who lives close to the pool, stepped onto the diving board first, ready to test out the water.
“It was real deep. When I jumped in, I felt something was under the water. Everybody was saying sharks and when I jumped in, it was real deep,” Anthony said.
Anthony said the water was definitely cold. His second jump off the diving board felt better, and he’s hoping next time he comes swimming more people will be around to watch.
“There is really nothing to do and this is the only thing for people to do out here. Come here and go swim. If it hadn’t been open we would’ve been bored,” Anthony said.
Anthony didn’t stick around long. It was just too cold.
The pool was in danger of closing due to a lack of lifeguards, but a pool manager was hired to bring in lifeguards and manage operations.
According to the city, the pool will be open through August 11. Hours are as follows:
- 1-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday
- Closed Sundays
The cost of entrance is $1 for children ages 17 and under and $2 for adults.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.