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All Sides with Ann Fisher

Lifeguard Shortage at Local Pools/Local Mt. Everest Climber


Lifeguarding is a somewhat overlooked summer job for which kids over 15 can train and apply. But lifeguarding is a vital part of summer safety, as well as a vital aspect of the opening of summer public pools. On this segment, we'll talk about the delayed opening of one local pool due to lack of lifeguards, as well as the importance, responsibility, and training of lifeguards for the community.


  • Terri Leist (Assistant Director, Columbus Recreation and Parks)
  • Zach Skinner (Aquatics Associate Director, OSU Department of Recreational Sports)
  • Jill Toennis (Aquatics Coordinator, American Red Cross of Greater Columbus)


John O’Meara, Executive Director of Metro Parks, almost reached the peak of Mt. Everest in his climb this spring. In a follow-up interview on this segment of "All Sides," we'll talk to O'Meara about his journey.


  • John O'Meara (Executive Director, Metro Parks)