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My family has been a member of Ridgewood Swim Club for 12 years now. My husband and I grew up with each of our families going to our community pools each summer, and we have carried this tradition forward with our own kids. Ridgewood is now considered our second home for our family. We were drawn to Ridgewood because of their swim team where now my four children and husband swim for the Ridgewood Dolphins!. We knew we wanted our kids to enjoy summer swimming as we did growing up.
I was a lifeguard and swim instructor at our local YMCA for 10 years. During that time I also served as Aquatic Coordinator in which I scheduled lifeguards and was the lead instructor for all swim lessons at our facility. I worked at both the indoor and outdoor pool and loved every minute of it. I feel the safety of our swimmers must be the number one priority. I feel our lifeguards need to be held to high standards as our lives and the lives of our children are in their hands while we are there. I also feel during the summer we need to have mock training sessions for our guards where they are expected to use their lifeguarding skills. I have many ideas which I have shared with other board members this past year. I want our pool community to continue to grow and attract new families as members. I want to make sure that our summer is the best it can be and we leave each summer better than the one before.
I will be an open ear for any member of the pool with suggestions and concerns. Together we will make Summer 2020 a success. I currently serve on the parent board for the Ridgewood Dolphins Swim Team and have been very happy with the open communication the team and pool board have created the past few years and want that to continue. Thank you for your consideration.