At Philly’s public pools, lifeguard shortage leads to long waits

The region is about to experience its first real hot spell of the season, and that means pool time for many Philadelphians. This year, however, swimmers can expect to wait in line at some city pools. The reason: not enough lifeguards.

As it has for the last few summers, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department has struggled to hire enough lifeguards. As of Tuesday, the city had 350 lifeguard spots filled out of the 400 needed to be fully staffed.

Read more at Philadelphia Inquirer

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