Number of lifeguards to be reduced at state beaches

(WTNH / Tina Detelj)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — As the summer winds to a close, the amount of lifeguards seen at Connecticut beaches will decrease.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that since most lifeguards are students returning to school, the number of lifeguards present at all state parks swimming areas “will be significantly reduced.”

Starting on Monday, September 7, lifeguards will no longer be on duty at any of Connecticut’s beaches. Signs will be posted in swim areas that do not have lifeguards on duty.

Currently, state beaches do not have lifeguards on duty on weekdays.

For the weekend of August 28-30, and the Labor Day weekend, the only state parks with active lifeguards will be East Beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, and Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield.

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