Minnesota is blessed with a generous supply of swimming and other water-based recreation opportunities. These take the form of our 15,000 lakes, as well as numerous swimming pools, both private and community owned. Unfortunately, due in part to the negligence of certain parties, the water isn't always safe.
Most swimming pools and public beaches in Minneapolis have lifeguards on duty. Lifeguards typically have to pass a certification exam. If the lifeguards are not properly trained, or do their job in a negligent manner, the lifeguard and the lifeguard's employer may be liable for wrongful death if a user of the pool or lake drowns.