Student-athletes who swim for Portland Public Schools will not have a season this year due to a lack of staffing at the pools.
The district partners with Portland Parks and Recreation for pool time. Parks and Rec had to lay off multiple staff members last year and the department doesn’t have enough time to hire and train lifeguards in order to open the pools.
This means hundreds of Portland swimmers are stuck on dry land this spring.See KATU 2 ABC
Lack of Lifeguards Means No Swim Season for PPS Student-Athletes