Officials in the City of Henderson, Kentucky, are offering an extra incentive for anyone considering being a lifeguard this summer.
According to the City, a pay rate increase for lifeguards for the 2021 season was approved in the continuing effort to hire enough staff to open Atkinson Pool.
The city says the hourly rate for lifeguards is now $10, while senior lifeguards will make $11 an hour, and head lifeguards $12 an hour.
Additionally, the age requirement for potential lifeguards has been lowered to 15 - down from the previous requirement of being at least 16-years-old.
According to the city, if someone is interested in lifeguarding and needs certification or re-certification, a class can be arranged. They say a certification class will be offered starting on June 7 at the Henderson County Family YMCA.
These changes come after city officials said several weeks ago that Atkinson Pool may not open at all this summer due to an employee shortage.
Atkinson Pool also has open positions for cashiers and concession workers.
To apply for a position at Atkinson Pool, visit the City of Henderson's website.