Lack of guards delays pool opening

Swimming pool safety. (WDTN Photo)
Swimming pool safety. (WDTN Photo)

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Piqua has canceled the opening of the Piqua Municipal Pool for the Memorial Day weekend, including Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26.

They were forced to take the action because of a lack of lifeguards that have applied to work this year.

City officials said the lack of guards could impact the days and hours of operation this season.

The city continues to seek lifeguards for employment this summer and encourages anyone interested to please contact the Human Resources Office at 778-2052 or visit the City of Piqua website at for an application. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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