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Renton Team Wins Regional Lifeguard Challenge

August 18, 2009

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Jerry Rerecich, Recreation Director, 425-430-6615
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

RENTON:  The City of Renton “A” Team recently won the annual lifeguard challenge held at Madison Beach in Seattle on August 13, 2009.

This annual event matches many of the best lifeguard teams from cities that border Lake Washington. Based on a variety of relay situations and first aid scenarios the guards display their fitness, strength, team work, and problem solving abilities.

Unlike lifeguarding at a pool or aquatic center, guarding on Lake Washington presents unique challenges. With wave action, glare, murky water, and other distractions guards need to constantly maintain their focus and vigilance.

Renton team members are supervised by Recreation Coordinator Dave Perkins and include Andy Stetzler, Lauren Molnar, Jens Anderson, Andy Dean, Jenny Lee, Cameron Moak, and Jillian Chong.