The beaches on Mercer Island have more lifeguards this summer. Both Luther Burbank Park and Groveland Beach will be staffed with lifeguards through Labor Day weekend.
The beaches are open seven days per week, with Luther Burbank open from noon to 6 p.m., and Groveland from noon to 7 p.m.
Two lifeguards are on duty at both beaches while the beach is open. On busy days, the beaches will have an extra lifeguard on hand.
This is the first year in two years that lifeguards will staff Groveland Beach. They were unavailable during the last several years because of budget cuts.
Ali Salvino, a lifeguard, uses a megaphone to give a warning to swimmers at the Luther Burbank Park swim beach on Tuesday, July 23.