QUINCY (WGEM) -- The Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex at 701 N 8th St in Quincy, will be opening for the 2021 Summer Season, according to its board of directors.
The board announced Thursday that it is prepared to safely serve the community after being closed in 2020 due to the pandemic.
"Jackson Lincoln provides an alternative to the limited recreational options for kids and families in the surrounding area. It is just a fun and safe place to be, and the community knows that. We are just ready and excited to get the families up there, the kids splashing around and bringing back our family night tradition," the board stated.
The board also announced it is now hiring lifeguards for the 2021 season.
Officials added applicants must be at least 15 years of age, willing to become Red Cross certified, or have a current certification. Jackson-Lincoln will be assisting applicants who pass the skills screening test in preparation for the American Red Cross certification test and will consider these candidates for employment once they have attained their certification.
“Summer is rapidly approaching, and we are currently looking for American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards for the pool,” said Cecil Weathers, President, Board of Directors of Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex, “The need is urgent as we will be opening the beginning of June.”
Officials stated interested individuals can obtain an application at The Quincy Family YMCA or at an in-person hiring event held at Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex, 701 North 8th St.on April
17 from Noon to 4 p.m.
The pool is open 1 to 6 p.m. daily, except Thursdays, when it closes at 5:30
p.m. to prepare for weekly family swim night 6 to 8 p.m