Greencastle Parks Dept. adjusts Aquatic Center summer schedule due to decrease in number of guard staff

Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Greencastle Parks and Recreation office is adjusting its summer schedule due to a decrease in the number of lifeguards on staff.

A number of lifeguards have withdrawn from consideration. If additional lifeguards are hired, the schedule could be adjusted accordingly.

The Greencastle Aquatic Center opens Wednesday, June 1.

Summer Schedule:

Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Friday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Bob York Splash Park: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Adult Lap Swim and Tot Time: Wednesday to Saturday, 11a.m. to noon.

Water Aerobics: Saturday, 11a.m. to noon.

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  • Sad.

    -- Posted by Lookout on Sun, May 29, 2022, at 9:35 AM
  • So now the already short calendar of 2 months is shortened to 5 days per week. How much effort was put into hiring lifeguards? Did they try offering more money than flipping burgers?

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Sun, May 29, 2022, at 11:34 AM
  • We already lose almost the entire month of August due to the school starts continually moving up and now we lose 28 percent of what is left of the summer-- I see Indy pools are offering Marion County residents free passes this summer - how about Greencastle doing the same.

    -- Posted by goingon80 on Sun, May 29, 2022, at 2:40 PM
  • There are many reasons for this and most have nothing to do with the recruitment process or effort.

    We are seeing the harvest of what has been sown over the last several decades

    -- Posted by beg on Sun, May 29, 2022, at 10:15 PM
  • When what is best for the residents of the community started becoming the last thing thing our current leadership considers in the decision making process, then these things keep happening without accountability. We have been told repeatedly the Y is coming, itís starting soon, and yet we wait. We have been told once we get a new park director things will get better, and yet we wait. We have been told that there were plenty of lifeguards and we feel optimistic, and here we are. Bad management led to a late opening, now bad leadership has led a closing two additional days. Like the Y, letís keep waiting, maybe someday it will get better. Meanwhile, you have entire generations of kids and families who only know below mediocre as the best our Community can do to serve them. Someday maybe you can figure out what the most important thing really is.

    -- Posted by PCGuy01 on Tue, May 31, 2022, at 1:01 PM
  • Digital revolution proceeding as was foretold by the Playbook?

    -- Posted by Raker on Wed, Jun 1, 2022, at 7:59 AM
  • Sure am glad that we issued new bonds to retrofit the pool so that it can now sit unused for 2 days during peak season.

    -- Posted by hometownboy on Wed, Jun 1, 2022, at 11:31 AM
  • @PCGuy01 Aren't there lots of places having trouble hiring? Lifeguards are pretty much exclusively local teens who are on the swim team, so already a small group to hire from. I don't blame them if they'd rather spend the first normal summer in a while with their friends.

    Did you notice how the sheriff's dept. has been advertising for weeks for several positions at the jail? Is it because of the sheriff's poor leadership and bad management they can't keep or find help?

    -- Posted by Raker on Wed, Jun 1, 2022, at 1:41 PM
  • Foaming-at-the-mouth right wingers (like beg) need to stop bashing Dems for every little thing. Especially when just one question puts you on your back, it's not as much fun. You're making it too easy to expose what liars and frauds you are.

    -- Posted by Raker on Thu, Jun 2, 2022, at 11:36 AM
  • Guillermina Fuentes, 66, could get probation for running what Arizona attorney general's office investigators said was a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots.

    -- Posted by beg on Fri, Jun 3, 2022, at 11:54 PM
  • wanted to try and make an SSSLLC congregrants statement feel more proper.

    Problem in this case- comments above came from an LLSSSC news outlet. OOOOPS!

    -- Posted by beg on Sat, Jun 4, 2022, at 12:19 AM
  • Nobody cares about a single case of a lone actor in a small Arizona town, but if you're worried about individuals committing voter fraud, there are many more examples of voter fraud by republicans voting for their dead (or living) relatives

    But much more important, it sounds like they'll be some fireworks at the Jan. 6 hearings starting next week! I gonna buy some snacks! Now that's gonna be a story!

    And then after that, we'll probably get some indictments on Trump and family. Can't wait!

    -- Posted by Raker on Sat, Jun 4, 2022, at 11:51 AM
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