Open swim closes due to lack of lifeguards


Photo courtesy of NMU Rec Sports OPEN SWIM—Beginning on Sept. 29, NMU Rec Sports will close the open swim offered on Mondays and Wednesdays due to a lack of lifeguards.

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor

Northern Michigan University’s Physical Education and Instructional Facility has closed its open swim due to a lack of lifeguards.

The PEIF announced Tuesday morning through email that the open swim would close beginning Wednesday morning, Sept. 29.

The open swim was held from 11-1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

“We are hoping this will be a temporary closure,” Rec Sports Staff wrote in the email.

For those interested in becoming a lifeguard, Rec Sports is willing to pay for the lifeguard certification fees as long as students hired as lifeguards will commit to three semesters as a PEIF lifeguard.

Applications to become a lifeguard will close on Oct. 8.

“All potential student employees are also asked to submit a cover letter with their application and return those materials to PEIF Office #126,” Student Employment with Rec Sports webpage said.

Any additional questions regarding the closure of open swim or regarding lifeguard applications can be directed to Rec Sports via email at [email protected] or by phone at 906-227-2110 or 906-227-2519.