Atlantic Pool Mgr. & Softball Coordinators selected

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April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A committee comprised of Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department Director Roger Herring and Melanie Dunphy, with the Nishna Valley YMCA, has completed the process of interviewing prospects candidates for the on-site Pool Manager’s position at the Atlantic Public Pool. Herring, who made the announcement during Monday night’s meeting of the Park and Rec Board, said there were three finalists for the position.

Tierney Kamies was selected for the job. She will also be the Head Coach for the Summer Swim Team. Tierney is finishing her Junior year at ISU, working toward her degree in Kinesiology and a Minor in Exercise Science. Herring said she only needs to complete her Certified Pool Operators License as a prerequisite before she can accept the position. If she does not complete the requirement in a reasonable amount of time, the position will be offered to the next best qualified candidate. The salary for Pool Manager will be approximately $4,800, with the Swim Coachs’ job paying $1,300.

Herring mentioned also, the Atlantic’s Swim Team will be joining a new conference this year. The Tri-State conference is made up of competitors from Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Herring said Missouri includes Maryville, Nebraska is Nebraska City/Syracuse, while the Iowa conference is made up of teams from Red Oak and elsewhere across southwest Iowa. Herring said the schedule is all figured out and they’re ready to go.

He added that they will likely be hiring an Assistant Swim Coach to help Kamies out. The position will be a “Few hundred dollars.” Herring said also, the Brett Johnson and Lucas Mosier will be the softball co-coordinators for the City of Atlantic’s Summer Recreation Program.