- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Raleigh is cutting back hours at city pools this summer due to a lifeguard shortage.

WRAL-TV (https://bit.ly/1I498ZV) reported Sunday Raleigh aquatics director Terri Stroupe says she still needs 40 more lifeguards to fully staff the city’s collection of indoor and outdoor pools. She has about 125 lifeguards on staff for the summer now.

The city has published a modified summer schedule on its aquatics program website and may need to turn swimmers away if pools get too busy during peak hours.

The city has four year-round pools, Pullen Aquatics Center, Buffaloe Road, Millbrook Exchange and Optimist. Raleigh also opens five outdoor pools during the summer.

Stroupe said there’s still time to hire certified lifeguards. The city offers a free program to train lifeguards.

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Information from: WRAL-TV, https://www.wral.com

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