To the Editor:
I had the pleasure of enrolling my two children in swimming lessons at Lisbon Beach this summer; and as a result, spent a lot of time at the beach this year.
As I got to know the instructors and lifeguards I became more and more impressed with their interactions with the children and each other.
Toward the end of the summer, when attendance at the beach started to dwindle, they would play with the kids as if they were one of them: digging them giant holes, building sandcastles, swimming with them out to the dock, etc.
I just want to say how proud I am to be a member of a community that has raised such outstanding, genuine, responsible young people. The encouragement that my children received from lifeguards including Ryan, Gia, Colleen, Connor, Jackie and Jerry (and more whose names I failed to learn this year) will last a lifetime.
I know I speak for more than just my family when I say, “thank you Lisbon Beach Lifeguards, you truly went above and beyond.”
Jillian Langley; Esther and Torin McKeever; Melanie and Connor Flack; Crystal, Zach and Luke Aldrich