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Lifeguard shortage disrupts Omaha swimming pool season

Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-02 16:51:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two-thirds of Omaha’s outdoor swimming pools will be shuttered for half of the summer because of a lifeguard shortage.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the city announced Friday that there aren’t enough lifeguards to safely monitor swimmers every day at all 15 locations.

That means 10 of the pools will only open for half of the nine-week season.

Last summer, a lifeguard shortage caused similar disruptions to pool operations.

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