SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The Sullivan City Pool was packed on Saturday as families looked for a way to have some fun in the sun– but the pool manager is offering reminders on how to do so safely.
Sarah Hannon, who works as the manager at Sullivan City Pool, said she is constantly keeping an eye on some of the younger pool goers to make sure they aren’t getting overheated.
“If kids come, what I call unattended, your preteens and your young teenagers, I try to get them to drink water, or even pop,” she said. “To stay in the water and not to run around, to take care of themselves and to know if they’re being overheated.”
Hannon said she repeats much of this advice to her lifeguards– who she also keeps an eye on to make sure they are handling the sun well.
“I make sure that health rules are followed about people taking food on the deck and things like that. I tell my lifeguards drink water, drink water, drink water. At 1:00 and 3:00 I give them a 15-minute break and I encourage them to get in the water for that 15 minutes,” she said.
The large crowds from the warm weather can bring a number of other issues– like food shortages at the pool/ For Hannon, it will always be safety first for their customers.