Milwaukee County Parks Hasn't Found Any Experienced Beach Lifeguards For This Summer.
It’s not the first time Wisconsin communities have struggled to find enough lifeguards. But it’s a problem that’s been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, officials say. For some cities, it could mean fewer pools or later opening dates this summer.
James Tarantino, from Milwaukee County Parks, said the agency is far behind where it wants to be when it comes to hiring lifeguards. During a committee meeting this week, he told Milwaukee County supervisors it could prevent the agency from opening all the pools it budgeted for this summer.
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