Lifeguards

Chicago Park District lifeguards will be wearing new Tommy Bahama gear in 2015, as part of a marketing partnership. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This Weekend

Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.

05/21/2015

North Avenue beach at sunrise. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Lifeguards Gather To Remember North Avenue Beach ‘Bird Lady’

Several generations of Chicago lifeguards gathered along the lakefront yesterday to remember “the Bird Lady of North Avenue Beach.”

07/16/2012

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Lake Swimmers Extra Cautious After Drowning At North Av. Beach

Swimmers at North Avenue Beach were taking extra precautions on Wednesday, a day after a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming there.

CBS 2–06/13/2012

Two children play along Lake Michigan Friday. (CBS)

Caution Warranted As Beach Season Arrives

Drowning is the leading accidental cause of death for children up to four years of age. For children 14 and under, it’s the second leading cause of accidental death.

05/25/2012