The Ronny Ferrel Hannibal Aquatic Center opened for the season Saturday, June 1. The Aquatic Center, located off U.S. 36 at 1700 Pleasant St., is open 1 to 6 p.m. every day. Emily Hultgren is serving her first year as aquatics director. Pool managers are Garrett Heaton and Madison Musgrove. Head lifeguards are Emilia Bates and Nevaeh Boling.
The lifeguards are: Riyenn Brown, Reign Creech, Addison Friday, Ava Garnett, London Haycraft, Braden Kaylor, Mackenzie Livesay, Genna Long, Mariah Mayfield, Hannah Nguyen, Aly Noland, Peyton Pritchett, Mara Robb, Elizabeth Romano, Keatyn Shinn, Tallin Sims, Atticus Sternke, Scarlett Sternke, Addison Sutton, Kyrie Wilkerson and Aliviah Williams.
The Concession/Front Desk/Slide attendants are: Alysa Adkins, Norah Bryant, Avril Collier, Kaley Cowden, Brynn Dolbeare, Jaiden Higgins, Myley Hubbard, Adrianna McMath, Natalie Nguyen, Kamilah Paaluhi, Hannah Schindler, Jacob Walker, Kohen Westhoff, Iryah Williams Amelia Wilson.
There are eight lifeguards and two slide attendants on duty at all times when the pool is open.
Here are the admission prices:
• Kids 2 and under: Free
• Youth (Ages 3 – 17): ($5)
• Adults (Ages 18 – 54): ($6)
• Seniors (Ages 55+): ($4)
• 10-Visit punch pass for all ages: ($35)
Children must be least 12 years old to enter alone, those under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older.
Memorials from the death of longtime Aquatic Center employee Ronny Ferrel are funding swim lessons for 72 children this summer. Ferrel, who worked at the pool for more than 55 years, passed away June 3, 2023. His family requested that memorials be made to fund swim lessons, the favorite part of Ferrel’s job. The center was renamed for Ferrel in May.

From left, back row: Emilia Bates, London, Haycraft, Ava Garnett, Riyenn Brown, Mariah Mayfield, Kyrie Wilkerson, Peyton Prichett, Braden Kaylor, Atticus Sternke, Nevaeh Boling
Front row: Mara Robb, Aly Noland, Genna Long, Mackenzie Livesay, Scarlett Sternke, Elizabeth Romano, Keatyn Shinn, Hannah Nguyen, Tallin Sims and Reign Creech (not pictured Addison Friday, Addison Sutton and Aliviah Williams)