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By Eleanor Bailey The Almanac Sports Editor email@example.com
During the dog days of summer, lifeguards across the region can be taxed by record-high temperatures and humidity, not to mention overflow crowds seeking relief from the extreme heat.
However, some scored high marks recently for their pool patrol during the second annual Lifeguard Showdown held at the Community and Recreation Center (CRC) at Boyce May-view Park.
The team of Jonathan Quinn, Mike Kelly and Lilly Olsakov-sky, representing the host facility, captured the Golden Whistle, trophy and other prizes as champions while their co-workers from the center–Mary Eddins, Tim Mancini and Sam Mesinere–finished as runners-up. The representatives from the Whitehall Borough community swimming pool–Caitlyn Brown, Enrico Caparelli and Ed Lippl–took third place.
Contestants were challenged in seven disciplines.
After completing a 65-question written exam, teams competed in a swim relay as well as a rescue relay, testing their abilities to reach, throw, row and go while negotiating the obstacles the facility features, such as the lily pad and sand areas. They also towed a 10-pound brick on their stomachs.
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A great piece was written by the heraldandnews.com about the lifeguard work ethic. We have provided a snippet below.
As a lifeguard at the Ella Redkey Pool, Brycen Franklin gets to boss around people twice his age, keeping swimmers in line if they violate the pool’s list of rules. But the job is anything but a laughing matter for the 16-year-old, who watches over the poolside for hours at a time.
It can be the difference between life and death,” Franklin says of his job.
Working for 31 hours per week over the summer, Franklin says his lifeguard position has taught him discipline, and is helping him prepare for life as a member of the workforce.
It’s also taught him that, when it comes to the current job market, he’s lucky. According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics, three out of every four teenagers looking for jobs this summer won’t find one.