Area pools facing lifeguard shortages

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) —Pools across the area are seeing a critical shortage of lifeguards for the summer.

One of those pools is New Haven’s Jury Pool.

Officials say they are down 5 lifeguards. Because of the shortage, the pool will be closed on Mondays.

New Haven Township Parks and Rec Superintendent Mike Clendenen says another issue is they can’t compete with other businesses that pay higher wages.

He encourages anyone who is certified to apply, but if you aren’t yet it could be a challenge to get the certification.