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Kimball Public Swimming Pool Lifeguard training deemed a success


Carla Goranson

Kimball Public Swimming Pool lifeguards for the 2016 season are, from front left, Natasha Selves, Kaylyn Nelson, Kennedy Lewis, Lila Moore, Madison Wynne and Keaton Fisher. Back row from left are manager Jessica Hanks, JoDell Schulte, Kaden Adrian, Raelynn Hinton, Shelby Vogel, Paycen Harroun, Devin Gardener and manager Regan Hinton. Lifeguards not pictured include Trevor Ryschon, Logan Stahla and Grant Hickman. Director Carla Goranson said that while this photo shows the camaraderie of the team, they all take their jobs seriously and make safety their first priority, often heading off an issue before it becomes a problem.

The Kimball Public Swimming Pool is fully staffed for the year, and Director Carla Goranson is happy with her guards, though many are new.

"I have never had this many new guards," she said. "That could make you nervous, but these kids are so attentive and they act like they are seasoned guards."

The crew recently had a rescue training. The guards were broken up into groups to work on their rescue techniques.

"The new guards were nervous," Goranson said. "Before the ambulance crew got there they were fine tuning their skills. When the ambulance crew got there we started out with the returnin...

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