Summer's here, which means public swimming pools are open for business - if they can find enough lifeguards, that is.
- A shortage of lifeguards is forcing public pools across the country to cut their hours or even close down.
- Why are lifeguards in short supply? The pandemic led to many lifeguard training programs to be canceled or postponed - and also meant that many lifeguards saw their certification expire and didn't bother to renew it.
- A ban on temporary work visas during the Trump administration also had an impact, as many lifeguard candidates would travel to the U.S. from Eastern Europe.
- Has your local pool cut its hours? Ever work as a lifeguard?
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...