June 16, 2000

City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department Honors Memorial Park Pool Guard

Fernando Gonzalez, a Park and Recreation Department pool guard and swim instructor at the Memorial Park Pool, was recognized for his outstanding work and dedication to the Logan Heights community at a Saturday, June 3 awards presentation before 225 of his fellow pool employees. "Fernando is everything to the pool: he is the head swim and water polo coach, lead swim instructor, water fitness instructor, and leads the pool's Junior Pool Guard Program," said Marcia C. McLatchy, Park and Recreation Department director.

Lifeguard Fernando Gonzalez with Marcia C. Mclatchy, Park and Rec., Dept. Director.

Gonzalez began working for the Memorial Park Pool in 1998 as a pool guard and swim instructor. "We are lucky to have this multi-talented individual as part of our team," said Kami Kenyon, pool manager. Gonzales attends San Diego State University and is pursing a career in the legal field.

Memorial Park Pool offers many affordable aquatic programs year-round to swimmers of all ages and abilities, including swimming lessons for children and adults, water exercise classes, youth water polo and swim teams, as well as lap and recreational swimming. Pool rentals and private swim lessons are available. Memorial Park Pool is located at 2902 Marcy Avenue in Logan Heights. Call 619-235-1139 for specific schedule and program information.

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