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Scottsbluff pools still accepting lifeguard applications


Scottsbluff pool officials are still accepting applications for certified lifeguards.
 
This comes as pools in the panhandle are seeing a shortage of lifeguards causing some officials to reduce public pool hours or close pools during the week.

In Scottsbluff, recreation supervisor Triniti Burgner says the Splash Arena pool has already been closed a few times this season because of the shortage and may happen again later this summer. She assures hours at the Westmoor pool will not be reduced but more certified lifeguards are needed. 

Burgner says Westmoor staff members have been great adjusting to the shortage and that some are even working six days a week.
 
"Our main focus is the safety for the pools and for the guards that we do have on hand and so sometimes they need a day off and we want to make sure we have professional, alert lifeguards at all times," said Burgner.

She says the city has had a shortage in previous years but the lifeguards on staff make do with what they have.
 
Any certified lifeguards can pick up applications at the Scottsbluff city hall on Circle Drive.
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