# Lifeguard shortage
DougCo pools scramble to fill lifeguard slots, apply for grants to help
(Douglas County, Colo.) Like other public pools in the Denver metro, managers at Douglas County swimming pools struggle to hire qualified lifeguards. The national lifeguard shortage led Colorado pools to delay opening and reduce hours.
Highbridge Pool opens for the summer in Washington Heights despite lifeguard shortage
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) Summer officially kicked off on June 21, but just a day after the close of public schools across the five boroughs, public pools opened across the city Tuesday — despite an ongoing lifeguard shortage.