Competitor Aquatics Professional of the Month is a recurring AOAP feature shedding light on an Aquatics Professional who has risen above the competition. As with any item of recognition, Competitor Aquatics Professional of the Month is a subjective exercise meant to highlight one director whose work holds noteworthy context – perhaps a manager who was clearly in the limelight, or one whose work fell through the cracks a bit more among other stories. If your favorite aquatics director wasn’t selected, feel free to submit their name and information below for future consideration (they must be a member of AOAP to be considered).
December 2020 Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month
Kristen’s career with the City of Temecula’s Community Services Department began in 2005, when she was hired as a lifeguard. In the years to follow, Kristen worked diligently to become a Senior Lifeguard, all the while attending California Baptist University to earn her degree in Liberal Studies, and now she currently holds the position of Senior Head Lifeguard, all of which have led her to becoming a certified lifeguard instructor and water safety trainer for the American Red Cross. Annually, she oversees Temecula’s Jr. Lifeguard, Adaptive Aquatics, and Swim Buddies programs, and facilitates lifeguard trainings and Red Cross classes as well.
Despite her busy schedule, Kristen enjoys swimming and running, and is incredibly passionate about her years spent teaching and volunteering abroad, especially in Thailand. Kristen is a reputable member of her department and her commitment over the past 15 years has shaped the dynamic of community involvement within the City of Temecula among all ages and levels of aquatic familiarity.
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