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A Lifeguard Shortage

Lifeguard roles are getting harder to staff due to declining teen workforce, visa issues

The common public perception of lifeguards—think Baywatch—is undergoing a shift this summer, and there are a couple of good reasons for the change.

With a recent shortage of lifeguards available to watch over public pools and beaches around the country, many are turning to adults over the age of 55, rather than teenagers or college students, to keep swimmers safe.

It’s one of a handful of solutions that the American Lifeguard Association and other groups are using to get around the shortages, which spokesman B.J. Fisher told The Washington Post weren’t so much a problem when David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson were bringing a bit of glamour to an important job.

Please select this link to read the original article from Associations Now.

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