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Too Many Lifeguards
By Julie Yonker


August 03, 2012
Friday PM

Dear Readers,

I do not normally write any responses in the SitNews letters, I just read them. However, this time I want to make a comment.

Sara, our daughter, was a lifeguard for the pool for quite some time. She is in college and took a different job this summer, closer to home. I must say, a pool never has enough lifeguards.

She was a really good lifeguard. On a couple of occasions, she shared with me her experiences of feeling uneasy and having to speak up to a child/parent because the parent was not watching their child at the pool. This puts the child at such a high risk for drowning. This is such a scary situation, even for a trained professional.

I have not had the opportunity to visit our new pool. I want to applaud the lifeguards and thank them for keeping our citizens of Ketchikan, both young and older, SAFE! Keep up the good work and thank you!

Julie Yonker
Ketchikan, AK


About: "Parent of a retired lifeguard"

Received August 03, 2012 - Published August 03, 2012



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