Lifeguard Numbers Take a Dive in the Country

A main summer staple is taking a dive in numbers with a lifeguard shortage drifting across the country. The Pandemic was the initial cause of the decline, but even now with restrictions completely lifted the shortage has continued.

This is taking away a sense of safety from swimmers this summer.

Local YMCA’s are still accepting lifeguard applications with more classes being added. Applicants must be 15 and older to be certified.

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