What’s a Pool Without Life Guards?

I’m hoping that Amanda Lehmert quoted Matt Brown incorrectly “The aquatics center would require only two, new full-time city employees and some part-time staff” in Sunday’s article about the Swim Center.

Safety is a big concern here and a three pool facility will need several properly trained and certified Life Guards to ensure safety and insurance requirements. If the Swim Center is operated to benefit the citizens of Greensboro by providing a training center, it will need to be open at a minimum of 5 AM until 10 PM, year round. Training does not stop for holidays. Water quality and sanitation are also full-time requirements.

Even if the Pool was only open to specific events, the water must be tested and monitored several times a day, year round. This facility is a living facility that can not just be opened up every other month.