- The Association of German Lifeguards (BDS) want quick refugees are trained lifeguard. That integration is good for everyone, argued BDS chairman Peter Harzheim Thursday against the Rheinische Post.,, We have far too few people, why not tap into that resource? '' Asked Harzheim, himself. It may also help, according to him to reduce ethnic or cultural frictions in public pools or prevent.
BDS is looking for sure in 2500 lifeguards. In many places go public pools close by lack of staff. In recent years, more than four hundred pools closed. This also increases the pressure on baths that are still open. And leads to little supervision, to all appearances a growing number of accidents in swimming pools. According to figures from the German Rescue Society (DLRG) there in 2015 488 people were killed when swimming, a quarter more than in the previous year.