South Troy Pool operators ready for another summer
TROY – The South Troy Pool is ready to open Tuesday at 1 p.m., weather permitting.
They’ve spent weeks making sure they have the staff during a national shortage of certified lifeguards.
The pool is operated by the Boys & Girls Club for the second year.
For the past few weeks, they’ve been training people and paying for the cost of the expensive training.
Now they have lifeguards at the ready, plus pool attendants and supervisors.
The pool was open last year during COVID, with restrictions.
Before that, it was closed for several years for major repairs.
Staff members say they’re excited about Tuesday, to see everyone splashing and having fun.
The pool will be limited to Troy residents only.
Last year, because of COVID restrictions, they were at 30% capacity. This year, they don’t have restrictions, but they’re starting at 120 people or half capacity, taking into consideration some of the newer lifeguards. They’re excited to be open.
Admission fees are waived this year. Free swimming lessons start July 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, five days a week.
"We’re not going to be too hard, but we are going to make sure that people are following the rules and being safe. As long as they’re having fun and safety is the number one concern," said Devaunte Thornton, the Assistant Pool Supervisor.
In addition, children can have a free lunch Monday through Friday.
Learn about how the Boys & Girls Club says doing the lifeguard training in house really helped by watching the video of Kumi Tucker’s story.