The Dells struggles to fill lifeguard positions amid statewide lifeguard shortage – WISC
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – A statewide lifeguard shortage is worrying water park operators as they prepare to open for the season Memorial Day weekend. Noah’s Ark is one of the struggling water parks. For more than a month, they’ve been trying to encourage local teens to apply for open lifeguard positions. Water park officials are getting help from the state legislature, though. Wisconsin recently passed a law lowering the minimum age to be a lifeguard from 16 to 15. Noah’s Ark has already hired a number of 15-year-olds who will help guests with attractions, monitor shallow pools, and check height requirements.