Pools http://kcur.org en Why Fewer Teens Are Spending Their Summer Lifeguarding http://kcur.org/post/why-fewer-teens-are-spending-their-summer-lifeguarding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Temperatures are rising, but a shortage of lifeguards in some communities is keeping pools closed.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Once a stereotypical way to make some summer cash, fewer teens are willing to go through expensive training for a minimum wage job.</p><p>And while the problem here isn't as pronounced as in Austin, Texas, which had to delay opening half its pools, there are still cities scrambling to recruit the needed lifeguards to keep swimmers safe.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">It takes a lot of lifeguards to keep one pool safe</strong></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:43:19 +0000 Elle Moxley 57804 at http://kcur.org Why Fewer Teens Are Spending Their Summer Lifeguarding Kansas City Pools and Water Parks http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-pools-and-water-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Where are some of your favorite places to cool off in the summer?</span></p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, hear about some of the Kansas City area's most popular pools and water parks. Learn what makes these facilities operate on a day-to-day basis. Plus, guidelines how to stay safe in the water.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><blockquote><p><strong>Cherie Sage</strong> is the <a href="http://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-kansas" target="_blank">Safe Kids Kansas</a> coordinator.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:10:07 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan & Elizabeth Alex 39482 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Pools and Water Parks