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Observe states lifeguard at area swimming pool couldn't swim

Firm in DeKalb near drowning has Atlanta agreement

DeKalb Area authorities say U.S.A Pools did not have accreditation records on 16 from 50 guards at Browns Factory, as well as 11Alive has revealed comparable issues regarding inadequate lifeguard training in Columbus, Douglasville and Brookhaven.

The speaker took place to state parks and also recreation officials have increased examination over Atlanta swimming pools given that a June near-drowning incident in DeKalb, as well as the city intends to welcome other firms to bid on the city of Atlanta lifeguard contract in the near future.

But it does shows up the recent occasions in DeKalb County are on the city of Atlanta's radar.

Atlanta has actually contracted with U.S.A Pools since 2012 Safety, the speaker said, is the leading priority. - DeKalb Area's biggest as well as most popular swimming facility stayed closed for a 2nd day on Wednesday.

As reported Tuesday, the Browns Factory Aquatic Family members Center shut after the region terminated its agreement with UNITED STATE Pools, the company in charge of staffing the pool's lifeguards.

11Alive Staff, WXIA 7:03 p.m. The business remains to run 11 pool across the city of Atlanta. An agreement mentions that the city pays U.S.A Swimming pools regarding $700,000 a year for lifeguards and swimming pool administration.

Atlanta to look for bids on lifeguard agreement

DeKalb authorities: Qualified lifeguards do staff county swimming pool

On Wednesday, a city of Atlanta speaker claimed, "The City has experienced functional concerns with this vendor in the past, as well as has taken care of those concerns proactively, but has actually not experienced the life safety and security problems determined by other municipalities in Georgia.".



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