Guam hopes to add lifeguards


HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam is hoping to boost the number of lifeguards it has patrolling beaches and swimming pools in the territory.

The territory’s Department of Parks and Recreation currently has eight lifeguards, no lifeguard instructors and six vacancies.

Director Raymond Blas said government officials are working on plans to improve the program. He said the department needs equipment and people at beaches. Blas said beaches will be better staffed once three more lifeguards are hired this year, but need more.

He said the department is considering a volunteer lifeguard program.

 

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