“As a child, I used to swim here on the weekends, along with being on the YMCA basketball team. This was the first basketball team I was on in the third grade and I went on to play for many more. Now, I am an advanced lifeguard, so my job requires me to lead and set a good example for my co-workers. I like working here because of everyone’s spirit and attitude, not only in my department but the whole facility, is always so great and high. It really captures what we want our Y to stand for. I’ve been a lifeguard here four years now and I think my job impacts people by giving them a warm and safe feeling when they’re here. My first duty as a lifeguard is to always keep everyone safe.”