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Diversifying The Lifeguard Applicant Pool

Almost 20 years ago I applied to over see these pools for the City. The plan I presented was to actually go to the faith based groups, boys and girls clubs, YMCA's and find youth from the neighborhoods that needed culturally relevant lifeguards and spend the winter making them good swimmers so they could staff pools in their neighborhoods during the summer.

Too bad to see that 20 years later they still have not fixed the problem. Using marginal swimmers that think they are lifeguards after a 4 day course is asking for trouble...

March 25, 2013 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )