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Help Wanted; are we looking at a national Lifeguard shortage?

As I troll the internet looking for news stories related to aquatics i am noticing a very real and scary trend over the past few weeks; there aren't enough Lifeguards.  In  Tulsa Oklahoma  the city was unable to open all five of their pools when scheduled last week due to a shortage of Lifeguards.  According to Tulsa Parks spokesperson Rob Hendrick the staff was five or six Lifeguards short of the number needed to safely open the last pool.  In Columbus Ohio the Columbus Recreation and Parks…


Added by Nick Bacon on June 12, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments


The irony is that if these pools have single main-drains they're going to be in the exact same boat in a few months.

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Added by Nick Bacon on October 7, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

taking advantage

I make it a point to try and be fit, after all fitness is part of our business, I'll come in early one or two days a week (really more like one day every other week) and spend 40 minutes or so on an exercise bike while reading the most current issues of Aquatics International or Parks & Recreation. But it wasn't until a conversation with my chiropractor earlier this week that it hit me; I almost NEVER swim in the very pool I run. Long story short; he said "Nick I'm seeing some more… Continue

Added by Nick Bacon on February 11, 2010 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

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