Toledo needs lifeguards for summer pool program

City offers up to $ 15 an hour; Two pools and the splash pad will remain closed in the meantime.

TOLEDO, Ohio – The city of Toledo’s summer pool program will not be at full capacity until more lifeguard positions are filled.

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz held a press conference on Thursday at Wilson Park Pool, one of two pools that did not open on time due to labor shortages. He said the city must hire at least 8-10 additional lifeguards.

You can apply online here. The city pays for certification, offering $ 15 per hour for pool managers and $ 14 per hour for lifeguards.

The pools in Navarre, Roosevelt and Pickford will open on June 1st and Willys Pool on June 7th. The opening times are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and finally from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wilson Pool, Jamie Farr Pool and the Savage Park Splash Pad will not open this summer if the positions are vacant.

“The city has stepped up to provide resources, jobs and everything that children need for a successful summer,” said Kapszukiewicz. “We need help from the church. We need the church that is just as interested in helping children as we are.”

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