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Parks Limits Swimming Sections in Brooklyn Beaches Due to Lifeguard Shortage

According to the parks department, fewer lifeguards returned to their posts after the pandemic, and an even lower number of new recruits have signed up for the role.

From Brooklyn Paper: 

Brooklyn beaches opened over the weekend with standard hours, but locals should expect limited swimming sections this summer due to a low number of lifeguard recruits.

A parks department spokesperson said beaches will keep their normal operating hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will open sections for swimming based on a daily staffing headcount. Closed sections will be marked with signs and red flags.

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