- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - The city of Cincinnati says it was able to open all public pools as planned for summer after a strong response to a lifeguard shortage.

Officials in the southwest Ohio city say 20 pools opened Tuesday, after four opened last week. They had said earlier that openings of some pools would be postponed because the Cincinnati Recreation Commission needed 65 more lifeguards.

The city credits news media coverage of the shortage, social media and community efforts for helping to draw enough people to lifeguard training for adequate staffing at all pools.

A city employee says there are now 310 lifeguards, and it hopes to keep adding over the summer as lifeguard training classes continue.



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