Swimming pool needs lifeguards

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 more we can plug...

 

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