Part-time lifeguards wanted as newly improved Manoa pool, gymnasium reopen

The pool and neighboring gymnasium at Manoa Valley District Park are now open following a re-roofing project that required the closure of both facilities.

Both were closed in February so crews could replace the decades-old, hexagonal-shaped gymnasium roof with a new, single-ply roofing system. Repairs were also made to the restroom facility shared by the gym and pool.

“Whenever we do a larger (capital improvement) project, we tend to do some smaller touch-up work, some maintenance work to any of the neighboring facilities that are affected by the project,” explained Nathan Serota, public information officer for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, “because it’s closed for that project, so we might as well get in there and do some improvements to make it all look nice.”

“I was waiting for this. I went to the little pools downtown, but they don’t compare to this. This is a really nice pool for all of us,” said pool user Ethan Lombard.

The pool is open to the public under the following schedule:

Morning Lap Swim Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Lap, Free Swim Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening Lap Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Weekend Lap, Free Swim Saturday, Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The city is looking to hire more part-time lifeguards to staff community pools across the island, including those at Manoa and McCully District Park, where many displaced swimmers moved to during the closure.

Those interested in applying can contact individual pools for more information. Click here for a full list.

A lifeguard class will be offered at Manoa Valley District Park during the week of Oct. 9.

The current schedule at McCully follows:

Morning Lap Swim Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lap, Free Swim Tuesday 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Weekend Lap, Free Swim Saturday, Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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