• Des Moines Pools in Danger Without More Lifeguards

    10 days ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Warmer temperatures are often a sign that swimming pool season is right around the corner, but Des Moines' five public pools are facing a roadblock because there aren't enough lifeguards to staff them.
    "This is really a safety issue. We wouldn't be able to fully staff our five pools. What we'd have to do is stagger which pools are open and maybe not open a pool like Ashworth or Teachout," said Jen Fletcher, marketing supervisor for the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department.
    The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department needs 132 lifeguards to staff all five pools...
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