YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown’s Northside Pool opened Wednesday for the season. People were waiting outside to get in.
Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown was supposed to have the first ceremonial jump in the pool, but since he couldn’t make it, Caleb Hicks made the jump. He is the commander of the Youngstown Lifeguard Academy.
Pool manager Kevin Tarpley said this is the first time in 30 years the pool will have a surplus of lifeguards. That’s thanks to a new partnership with the Youngstown Lifeguard Academy.
Later in the day, the Youngstown Parks Department reported that 478 people used the pool on Wednesday — about double the number the pool normally gets on a hot day.
Because Wednesday was opening day, admission was free, which, combined with the heat, may have explained all the people showing up.
Northside is open from 1-8 p.m. seven days a week.
It’s $3 for adults and $2 for kids.