My journey started on February 14th 2016 when I completed my lifeguard class. I never in my wildest dream picture myself becoming a lifeguard.
As a springboard diver I have spent a good amount of time in the water.
So watching the lifeguards was something that I took interest in.
Once I moved to Hawaii I saw an opportunity to become a lifeguard at a Resort that I never heard of.
At the time I told myself “what do I have to lose”. Going through the classes I felt like this is something that I could see myself doing for a while.
I love helping people whenever I can. Once I started working and saw how happy people were while I was guarding made me feel great.
I didn’t care how far the job was, I just had to get back to work.
I never wanted to leave this place.
I then tried really hard to see what I could do to move up so that I could learn more about how things worked and run.
It wasn’t that long til I got the chance to become a lead.
There I had even more opportunity to help people from first aids, finding missing people and showing them around the resort and answering questions.
I wanted to learn, learn and learn so whatever I was taught I was all ears. Once I have completed the JEMA program I had the chance to travel to other facilities to help out.
By doing that it showed me many different ways to run a facility smoothly.