Less fun in the water: swimming pools in the southwest lack staff – Baden-Württemberg

Elzach (dpa / lsw) – Because lifeguards in particular are missing, several baths in the southwest have to shorten their opening hours. “The situation is precarious,” said the state chairman of the Federal Association of German Swimming Champion in Baden-Württemberg, Edgar Koslowski, in Elzach (Emmendingen district) of the German Press Agency. “We can no longer fill all the positions to ensure operations.”

According to the operators, for example, in Freiburg, Friedrichshafen and Bad Mergentheim, pools have to close earlier than usual due to a lack of employees. According to a city spokeswoman, an indoor pool in Mannheim ended the season earlier because the employees are needed there in the city’s outdoor pools.