Humboldt races to find lifeguards for public pool

No one has yet applied for lifeguard positions for the Humboldt municipal pool. The council agreed to lower the applicant age to 15 in hopes of attracting applicants.

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April 12, 2022 - 3:38 PM

Attending Humboldt’s council meeting Monday night to bring awareness to April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, are, from left, Christina Turner with the Kansas Children’s Service League, Megan Meiwes, Hope Unlimited, Aimee Daniels, CASA, Donita Garner, Hope Unlimited, Joe Francis, CASA, and Alisha Turner, KCSL. The pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. Photo by Susan Lynn / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — With summer fast approaching, Humboldt City Council members are in a sweat to staff the municipal pool.

“Fact is, we have had zero applicants for lifeguards,” said Mayor Nobby Davis at Monday night’s council meeting.

Usually, eight lifeguards and two managers are hired by spring break, said Staci Johnson, city clerk.

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