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Lifeguard shortage could affect Wheat Ridge pools opening this summer

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) — The city of Wheat Ridge is getting creative to try and attract enough lifeguards to fully staff its three pools.

Tuesday, the city posted pictures on social media of its police officers in lifeguard chairs and holding floatation devices.

“Things are getting desperate at the Wheat Ridge Rec Center…they need ACTUAL lifeguards, stat! The shortage means pool closures (really) and cops with floaties (kidding),” the post said.

Over the weekend, Wheat Ridge’s outdoor pool at Anderson Park opened for the summer season. The pool has enough staff to keep it running during regular hours seven days a week. However, the city’s two indoor pools are expected…

Ashley Michels

2023-05-30 22:47:36

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