Jake Guth Wilton High School Class of 2015 Second-year guard What is the best part about working at Merwin Meadows? Saving lives. One time, this kid lost his balance in the water and started flailing around. I jumped off my chair, sprinted into the water, and picked him up. I wasn\u2019t scared. I was very confident because of our weekly [lifeguard] training sessions. Your older sister Sarah Guth (WHS Class of 2011) used to lifeguard here. Do you feel like you\u2019re following in her footsteps? Every time Sarah sees me, she says she\u2019s so proud that I\u2019m working here. It\u2019s like a family tradition. Tristan Haas Duke University Class of 2017 First-year guard Why did you decide to lifeguard at Merwin Meadows? I worked at some local country clubs [as a lifeguard] and a friend told me I should think about working at Merwin. What is different about working at Merwin as compared to your previous jobs? I used to guard at pools and they\u2019re a lot smaller. You don\u2019t use a whistle like you do here. What are the best and worst parts of the job? My coworkers are my favorite part of the job. The most challenging aspect is the language barrier between the lifeguards and some of the patrons. Do you plan to work at Merwin next summer? No, this is my last year of lifeguarding. Next year, I want to get an internship. I\u2019m a double major in economics and public policy.