Increase # of Lifeguards on duty at Meadowhill pool now

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Meadowhill Aquatics Center is a place we all frequent during the summer months with our children in this wonderful community of Northbrook. We must ensure it's as safe as possible. There have been many conversation among patrons of the pool  that the Lifeguards are understaffed. 1-2 in the tots area at most, 2 in the large pool, and 1 in the diving pool are of concern. Neighboring community Park District pool facilities have 15-18 guards on duty at any time and conduct constant zone verification. We all know there was a near tragedy on Tuesday where a little girl alerted the lifeguard of a 7-year old boy at the bottom of the pool. We all recognize it was she, and not the lifeguard on duty, that was aware he was in trouble. Could more Lifeguards on duty have had a quicker response time? We shouldn't have to ask that question! Let's not wait for another near tragedy to happen to affect change at Meadowhill. Please sign this petition to urge the Northbrook Park District to reevaluate their staffing and increase Lifeguard staff on duty immediately! 



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