That includes getting the staff of lifeguards ready. In the past, the pool has dealt with a shortage of lifeguards. However, pool GM Ted Nelson says that won’t be a problem this year:
Because summer schedules can be so hectic for teens, Nelson says they try to have a large number of guards available for work:
For those who want to be a lifeguard, there are several classes held each year through the pool or the YMCA. Nelson says it is a lot of training, about 29 hours worth, and can be a pretty big hit to the pocketbook as well:
To the average swimmer, Nelson says it may look like lifeguarding is pretty easy, but that is not true, as guards must pay constant attention to the pool:
The Salt City Splash opens Memorial Day weekend.