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Lawrence Officials Warn of Lifeguard Shortage

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2014

Lawrence officials say a shortage of lifeguards could mean portions of the city’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools might have to be idled this summer.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the city has only about 40 percent of the lifeguards it needs for the summer swim season, with little more than a week to go before opening day at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.

City officials have announced the starting salary for lifeguards has been increased to $8.25 per hour, which is $1 higher than in the past.

Aquatics supervisor Lori Madaus says the city has about 100 positions it needs to fill for this year. Applicants have to be at least 16 years old and pass a lifeguard training course.

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