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Joplin: Lifeguards needed – only 1 aquatic center opening June 2nd

A lifeguard shortage is causing problems for the Joplin Parks and Recreation department.  

Because of the shortage, only Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is set to open June 2nd and only parts of the center will open.  

According to the city of Joplin, an additional 40 lifeguards are still needed to open the entire park.  

Currently, at least 50 more lifeguards are needed to open up the Cunningham Aquatic Center.  

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