August 3, 1964: It quite a day Sunday for the small fry and adults, too - the opening of Jewell's Municipal swimming pool. More than 400 swimmers, paddlers and bathers tried out the new pool for the first time.
News article published August 6, 1964: Five hundred and fifty-six persons patronized the newly-opened Jewell Municipal Swimming Pool on last Sunday's hot afternoon and evening, according to pool records. Pool attendants said 2,812 children and adults made use of the pool the first week it was in operation.
July 14, 1966: With the thermometer registering more than 100 degrees, the Jewell swimming pool had its biggest day attendance wise, Sunday, since it opened last year. Seven hundred twenty-two persons, children and adults, visited the pool during the day according to attendance records of Marcene Severson, pool manager.
July 6, 1967: Judith
Danielson is the head lifeguard at the Jewell swimming pool with Larry
Hodson and Marcia Ahrens as other lifeguards. The pool is under
the management of Francis LeMaster, who reported there was a total of 4,117
swimmers during the month of June.
News article published on September 2, 1976: Jewell pool closes; 11, 871 total attendance
The Jewell Municipal Pool closed last Wednesday after a most successful summer. The summer's extremely dry weather resulted in the pool being closed only three afternoons all summer, according to pool manager, Francis LeMaster.
With a total summer attendance of 11,871 the pool has been a popular place for both young and old. July proved to be the big month with 5,589 swimmers during the 31 days of that month.
The article below, also published September 2, shows the lifeguards for the season included Kendra Staples, Patty Soma, and Kathy Graham. Delayna Staples served as the basket girl.
News article published May 26, 1977: Jewell
Pool to Open June 3
Jewell swimming pool manager, Francis LeMaster announces Friday, June 3 as the opening date for the pool. Lifeguards will be Kathy Graham, Mona Dass, Craig Ringstad and Tammy Alvestad with Delayna Staples as basket girl. All prices will remain the same as last year on general admissions and season tickets. Parents wanting group swimming lessons for their children are asked to register for them at the pool on Wednesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
June 9, 1977: Adult
swimming lessons planned
The South Hamilton Community School Adult Education through the cooperation of Iowa Central Community College will be offering adult beginning swimming starting June 13, 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jewell City Pool. Instructor is Alan Spohnheimer. The fee is $7.80, the length is six Mondays and six Wednesdays. Adult Intermediate swimming will be arranged if enough interest. Coll Roger Volkmann to register.
June 23, 1977: Lifesaving
classes at Jewell pool are scheduled
Classes for junior and senior lifesaving will be given at the Jewell Swimming Pool with a possible starting date yet in June. Alan Spohnheimer, W. S. I., will conduct the classes for those 11-14 and 15-adult, and asks that all interested persons please pre-register with the pool manager immediately so that classes might be arranged and the starting date announced.
Two swimmers at the Jewell Pool are preparing to jump in and try disrobing to their swimwear in order to make their shirts and jeans into flotation devices. This was a requirement for the Boy Scout swimming merit badge and also for Red Cross lifesaving classes.
News article published June 23, 1979:
Swimming Pool Opens Plagued
With Water Problems
Tentative plans call for the Jewell swimming pool to open on Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. Problems with the town water pressure has slowed the pool filling and the unusually cool May weather has kept the water temperature at a low level, so weather conditions this week will be the determinging factor as to the opening date. Manager Francis LeMaster announced the personnel will include Mona Dass, Laurie Textor, Craig Ringstad and Delayna Staples as lifeguards and Mark LeMaster as cashier. Admission prices will be .50 cents for children and $1.00 per adult for individuals and $12 and $25 for season tickets. Pool personnel will be at the office on Friday and Saturday afternoons, June 1 and 2 from 1-4 p.m. to sell season tickets and to sign up children for small group and private swim lessons.
May 29, 1980: Jewell
Swimming Pool Opens
The Jewell Swimming Pool will open June 1 at 1:30 p.m., the water temperature permitting, according to Pool Manager Francis LeMaster. Daily admission rates are 50 cents for swimmers pre-school through graduating seniors and $1.00 for adults. Season ticket prices include $12.00 for individuals and $25.00 for a family ticket. There is no charge for the baby pool, but very close monitoring of attendance there will be made, as children will not be admitted to the baby pool unless acompanied and supervised by an adult. Along this same line, parents should take special not that preschoolers must be attended by an adult to be admitted to the large pool. Group swim lessons will be offered the weeks of June 23 through June 28 and June 30 through July 3, with 10 lessons given for an $8 fee. Registration and fee payment will be taken before lessons begin. Private lessons ust be arranged with guards Lauri Textor, DeLayna Staples, Gail Ahrens and Mark LeMaster according to their available scheduling. Junior and Senior Watersafety instruction will be offered if there is enough interest to form classes, so it is hoped that all interested in such lessons will register at the pool office the first week in June.
June 4, 1981:
Red Cross lessons offered
Red Cross swimming lessons, along with Junior and Senior Lifesaving classes will be offered at the Jewell Swimming Pool this summer. Swimming lessons will be given during the two weeks of June 22-26 and July 6-10 (allowing a one-week break while several of the instructors will be on the high school band trip). Lifesaving classes are tentatively set for July 10-23, with Mary Welp as instructor. Swimmers over 11 years may take Junior classes with Senior classes offered to those over 15 years. Fees for these offerings includes: Senior Lifesaving - $15.00 without season ticket, $7.50 with season ticket; Junior Lifesaving - $12.00 without season ticket, $6.00 with season ticket; School-age Swi Lessons - $10.00 without season ticket, $5.00 with season ticket; Preschoolers' lessons - $6.00 without season ticket, $3.00 with season ticket. Parents are asked to register their children for these Red Cross lessons before June 12 so that classes may be arranged.
May 20, 1982:
Jewell Swim Pool
The Jewell Municipal swimming pool is scheduled to open the week following the dismissal of school for the summer. According to pool manager Francis LeMaster, three of the lifeguards from last year will be returning for this season. They are Gail Ahrens, Shelli Bjustrom, and Mark LeMaster. In addition these three will be joined by a new lifeguard, Jennifer Marculus. Sharing the duties inside will be Sarah Frette and Carol Textor. Admission rates will remain the same as last year. Extensive repair work has been done this past year with some yet to be completed. The balance which needs to be completed has been all but impossible due to the rainy weather experienced recently.
Swimming lessons began this week
at the Jewell pool and will run for two weeks.
Instructors are LaDonna Conaway - non-dunkers, Sara Frette - dunkers, Anna Marie LeMaster - floaters
Tom Textor beginning swimmers, and Bob Espeland - advanced swimmers.
News article published May 28, 1987: Jewell
pool to open
Francis LeMaster, swimming pool manager, announces that weather and pool conditions permitting, the pool will open for a one-day trial on Sunday, May 31, with full-time operating beginning Wednesday, June 3. Pool hours remain the same as last year, 1-8:30 p.m., as do ticket prices. Lifeguards for the season include Teresa Lowe, Pam Schweppe, To Textor ad Mark LeMaster.
May 18, 1989: The pool applications were discussed at the city council meeting with Francis LeMaster. The employees to be hired for the summer of 1989 season at the Jewell Swimming Pool were decided. The regular lifeguards will be Carolyn Marcalus, Jay Klaber, Staci Klein, Laura Rininger, and Tom Textor. The substitute lifeguards will be Matt Marcarlus, Tom Klaver, Melissa Vust, Emily Gordon and Kelly Garner. The full time widow people will be Amy Rininger and Rebecca Bolluyt, and the substitute window people will be Amy Hested and Steffani Klein.
The Jewell Swimming Pool is set to open at 1:00 p.m. May 30th and there will be a few changes when the swimmers hit the water this summer. The biggest change is that there will be a new pool manager this summer.
Kim Bloem has been hired by the City of Jewell to run the operation this season and if preseason preparations are any indication this summer should be a fun and safe one. Bloem recently completed her Water Safety Instructors course and is now a certified WSI. That means that she not only oversees the lifeguards but trains them in lifesaving techniques as well.
Another change that the public will notice is that the lifeguards will be in uniforms which will make them easily identifiable. Bloem has hired nine guards for the season. They are: Amber Blomgren, Kelly Eittreim, Holly Hanson, Hesston Johnson, Maura Klein, Jenny Kubichek, Megan Martin, Angie Monthei and Tony Pederson.
The cost of swimming at the pool will also change. Because the city now has to charge sales tax on pool admission the cost will rise slightly. An adult pass will be $1.75 per day and a student pass will cost $1.25. Punch tickets will be $11.25 for students and $15.25 for adults.
Bloem is also planning to offer party nights and infant swim lessons from July 6-17 as well as Red Cross swim lessos. Lessons will cost $15.
Front row left to right: Heather Enzian, lifeguard; Katie Lund, lifeguard; Ellen Wagner, window
Second row: Lori Arnold, pool manager; Felicia Buck, lifeguard; Linday Feldman, lifeguard; Kendra Meyer, lifeguard; Liz Bourquin, lifeguard; Eric Brant, lifeguard; Sue Johnson, Assistant Manager
Back row: Michael Holtan, lifeguard; Kristin Lindaman, lifeguard; Ashley Hockman lifeguard; Kelly Eittreim, head lifeguard; Jamie Lund, window; Will Shelton, lifeguard. Absent at time of photo: Bernie Bell, maintenance.
Front row left to right: Nick Miller - lifeguard, Kellie
Gustafson - window, Jenna Krause - window,
Second row: Matt Miller - lifeguard, Chase Dickinson
- lifeguard, Ashley Hockman - head lifeguard,
Back row from left: Dustin Kniffen - window, Steven
Lindseth - window, Kylie Thompson - lifeguard,
Absent at time of photo: Lori Arnold - manager, Amy Barquist - manager, Bernie Bell - maintenance
Front row left to right: Katie Roys - Assistant Manager,
Ashley Hockman - lifeguard, Felicia Buck - lifeguard,
Second row: Lori Arnold o- Manager, Jean Shelton -
lifeguard, Meredith Williams - window,
Back row left to right: Nick Miller - lifeguard, Steven
Lindseth - window, Kyle Cottingham - lifeguard,
Absent at time of photo: Chris Sogard - Manager Sub., Bernie Bell and Dave Osmundson - maintenance
2020 Jewell Municipal Pool Staff
(pictured from left):
Pool Manager Lori Vincent, lifeguard Nicole Vincent, window attendant Kole Feaker,
lifeguard Rylee Woodall, lifeguard Logan Peters, lifeguard Teagan Risetter
the rest of the 2020
Jewell Municipal Pool Staff (pictured from left):
Assistant Pool Manager Dede Henderson, lifeguard Eli Potter, lifeguard Caden Thoreson,
lifeguard Brookelyn George, lifeguard Chandler George
2020 pool staff not pictured: window attendants Rachel Jenson, Luke Potter, and Alexander Winborn