The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the City of Navasota from wanting to open the city pool again this summer.
However, coronavirus might not be what ultimately keeps the doors of the pool closed during the hot months, according to city manager Brad Stafford.
“The problem that we have…finding lifeguards has been extremely difficult. We have struggled with that the last few years, but this year has been the worst of all. We actually do not have enough lifeguards to open the pool,” said Stafford during an episode of Grilling Stafford last week.
He also says that the job is not just for the kids.
“You can be any age and be a lifeguard, there is just the requirement of having the lifeguard certification. We can even help you gett hat if you just approach us,” Stafford said.
And Stafford added that the city has been trying to reach out various places, but with no luck.
“We have advertised at Texas A&M, Navasota High School, Anderson, Grimes County, the Navasota Examiner, we need lifeguards. We would just like to have them so we can open,” said Stafford.
If you would like to apply to be a lifeguard at the Navasota pool this summer, contact the city at 936-825-6475.