Frontline - "The student news site of El Modena High School" published this interview with our grandson, who was a senior there, in its 27 September 2017 issue.

Lifeguard Summer

Cole Carey speaks about his summer job
Ethan Simons, Arts Editor - August 28, 2017

Frontline asked Cole Carey about his job over the summer.

Frontline: What was your summer job?
Cole Carey: I was a lifeguard and swim instructor at Hart Park Pool.

FL: What made you decide to get a summer job?
CC: I wanted to start saving up for college and I thought it would be a good experience.

FL: Did you enjoy your time working?
CC: Yeah, it was fun.

FL: Did you have enough time for yourself while working a job?
CC: Yeah, it was hard to manage time, but I did find time.

FL: What was the hardest part of being a lifeguard?
CC: The hardest part was whenever someone troublesome would come into the pool, or someone started drowning and we’d have to do something about it.

FL: In retrospect, are you glad that you did it?
CC: Yeah, it was a good experience.

FL: Did you ever save anybody? Any close calls?
CC: I didn’t. But we did have saves, and I got to watch one.

FL: Was the lifeguard training hard?
CC: The training wasn’t too bad. It was interesting to learn how to hold people correctly in the water.

FL: Was it a boring job?
CC: Sometimes it was. It was always interesting during swim lessons.

Cole Carey, a fully fledged life guard, poses after a quaint interview.