fbpx

National Lifeguard Shortage May Keep Third of Nation’s Pools Closed

Newsmax

A national lifeguard shortage could keep about a third of the nation’s 309,000 public pools from opening and leave lifeguard towers unguarded at the nation’s beaches this summer, according to the American Lifeguard Association.

Todd’s new book makes a great addition to your library — Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation. Available right now at ToddStarnes.com.

Are you concerned about shortages in the country?

“Ever since lifeguarding started, we’ve had difficulty filling the ranks because it’s a tough job to obtain,” Wyatt Werneth, the association’s national spokesman said, reports The New York Post.

The job may seem like an easy one to a casual observer, but it requires first aid and trauma training, as well as rigorous physical work and observation skills.

Mat Staver Warns: Biden About to Cede American Sovereignty to WHO

Already, city officials in Overland Park, Kansas, say they’ve been forced to close two of the city’s five outdoor pools because of staffing shortages.

“Our staff worked incredibly hard throughout the winter and spring to hire, train, certify, onboard, and schedule more than 150 lifeguards to safely staff the outdoor pools,” city spokeswoman Meg Ralph commented.

‘The Second Amendment is Not Absolute,’ says Biden

According to the American Lifeguard Association, the national shortage is partly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of J-1 exchange work visas.

“We’re going to get through this,” Werneth said. “As first responders, lifeguards are very resourceful. Even in earlier times, when we had a shortage in lifeguards, we find ways to educate and protect the public, which is our number one priority.”

STARNES: Nobody Wants to Talk About the Big Problem in America

Werneth said he wants to remind everyone to swim near a lifeguard, learn to swim safely, and check nearby weather conditions before heading out. Continue reading at Newsmax.

  • The Todd Starnes Podcast
  • Todd Starnes
  • https://chrt.fm/track/23284G/verifi.podscribe.com/rss/p/traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/5e27a451-e6e6-4c51-aa03-a7370003783c/ec639eda-812c-4db1-85c8-acfd010f9fef/0fceec70-cf86-4fd5-a5c0-af5d014ba519/audio.mp3?track=false
  • https://chrt.fm/track/23284G/verifi.podscribe.com/rss/p/traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/5e27a451-e6e6-4c51-aa03-a7370003783c/ec639eda-812c-4db1-85c8-acfd010f9fef/0fceec70-cf86-4fd5-a5c0-af5d014ba519/audio.mp3?track=false