Why your pool’s lifeguard is more likely to be a senior citizen

Why your pool’s lifeguard is more likely to be a senior citizen

Leslie Botts, 70, in chair and below, prepares for a guard switch with Ian Samoson, 18, at the Balcones neighborhood pool in Austin, Texas. The city is having trouble hiring young lifeguards this summer, so it started recruiting older ones through ads in newspapers and utility bills.
Leslie Botts, 70, recently got her lifeguard certification and began working for Austin Parks and Recreation.
Leslie Botts and her fellow lifeguards close the Balcones neighborhood pool in Austin for the evening. The longtime swimmer said she wanted a way to stay active while supplementing her income.
Leslie Botts gets ready for another shift.

Why your pool’s lifeguard is more likely to be a senior citizen

Leslie Botts, 70, in chair and below, prepares for a guard switch with Ian Samoson, 18, at the Balcones neighborhood pool in Austin, Texas. The city is having trouble hiring young lifeguards this summer, so it started recruiting older ones through ads in newspapers and utility bills.
Leslie Botts, 70, recently got her lifeguard certification and began working for Austin Parks and Recreation.
Leslie Botts and her fellow lifeguards close the Balcones neighborhood pool in Austin for the evening. The longtime swimmer said she wanted a way to stay active while supplementing her income.
Leslie Botts gets ready for another shift.
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