Swimming pool needs lifeguards
May 27, 2021
The community swimming pool has had to cancel a couple of sessions due to a lifeguard shortage, but a training class is scheduled for June 1-4 and it’s still open for sign-up.
“This year we really haven’t been able to
recruit,” said Parks and Recreation Director
Kate Thomas. It usually takes about 20 part-timers to staff the pool, some working just a few hours.
Many of the lifeguards are high school students or retirees working limited hours, Thomas said, and it takes a lot of juggling to fill all the slots to keep the pool in operation six days a week. “The more we have, the mo...