With the start of a new school year, lifeguard coverage at Fairfield's beaches has been curtailed, or in some cases, ended for the season.
At Penfield Beach, there will be no lifeguards on duty from Monday through Friday this week. Lifeguards will be on duty again for the Labor Day weekend, though swimming areas will be more limited. The boathouse will be open through Wednesday, but closed Thursday and Friday. It will then open weekends only through Sept.15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Jennings Beach will be staffed with lifeguards through Wednesday. Lifeguards will be on duty again for Labor Day weekend, but like Penfield, swimming areas will be limited. The Jennings boathouse will be open the same days and hours as the Penfield boathouse.
At Lake Mohegan, there will be no lifeguards Monday through Friday, but they will return for the Labor Day weekend.
Lifeguards are no longer staffing South Pine Creek, Sasco or Southport beaches.