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City pools open Wednesday

All Cincinnati city pools open Wednesday after a last minute scramble for lifeguards. (FOX19 NOW/Sara G. Celi) All Cincinnati city pools open Wednesday after a last minute scramble for lifeguards. (FOX19 NOW/Sara G. Celi)
PLEASANT RIDGE, OH (FOX19) - All Cincinnati city pools opened Wednesday after a last-minute scramble for lifeguards.

Recreation leaders celebrated the "official" opening of all pools with a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Pleasant Ridge Pool. 

Leaders announced they were able to open the pools just weeks after a lifeguard shortage put six pools in jeopardy of opening later than scheduled. 

CRC was short 65 lifeguards as late as May 20.

After making a push through community groups and local media outlets, the city managed to enroll enough people into pre-lifeguard training classes to ensure each pool had proper staffing.

“We just want to say thank you to the community for helping to get the message out there,” said Stephen Pacella, the city's interim recreation director. “Children are going to have a great time playing in our pools this afternoon and all summer because of you.

”You can find out hours and locations of CRC pools at this link: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/recreation/aquatics-pools/

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