• Lifeguard staffing tight as Grand Rapids city pools reopen

    1 day ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids parks were filled with the sights and sounds of a return to normal Friday: City pools opened for the first time since August 2019.
    Rashawn Lofton brought her kids, niece and nephew to the pool at Martin Luther King Park early Friday afternoon.
    "They woke up at like 10 o'clock and was like, 'Is the pool open?' I'm like, 'Not till 1 o'clock,'" she said.
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    After a year without a pool thanks to the pandemic, getting the kids in the water was the easy part. Getting them out will be another story.
    "It's going to be tough at 4 and...
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