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Julie

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Position:

Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard
  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor
  • Certified Pool Operator

Hometown:

Lake Jackson, Texas- City of Enchantment!

Major/Minor:

Graduated from Texas State when it was still known as SWT in 2003 with a bachelor's in Recreation Adminsitration. I then obtained my Master's in Recreation Management & Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

Birthday:

August 7th

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Root Cellar

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

My office with the door closed

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Hawaii

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The river and the students!

Jenn

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Position:

Graduate Assistant

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Lifeguard Instructor

Hometown:

Keller, Texas

Major/Minor:

Exercise Science

Birthday:

January 11th

Class:

Graduate Student

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Rhea's Ice Cream

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Mochas & Javas... it's almost on campus

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

New Zealand

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

Swimming in the river!

Val

Val

Position:

Head Lifeguard of Maintenance, Red Cross Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard
  • Certified Pool Operator

Hometown:

Kansas City, KS

Major/Minor:

Exercise Sports Science

Birthday:

June 11th

Favorite food:

Sushi

What is your dream vacation destination?:

Hawaii

Would you consider yourself a morning or night person?:

Both

If you could be any cartoon character, which would you be?:

Mordecai and Rigby from The Regular Show

Favorite Quote:

 

Maddie

Maddie

Position:

Head Lifeguard of Swim Lessons, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hometown:

Austin, Texas

Major/Minor:

Recreational Administration with a minor in Buisness

Birthday:

September 9th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Herbert's Taco Hut

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Sewell Park

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Currently really wanting to go to Thailand

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The river!!

 

Kimble

Kimble

Position:

Head Lifeguard of American Red Cross, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor
  • Certified Pool Operator

Hometown:

Winters, Texas

Major/Minor:

Recreational Administration with a minor in English

Birthday:

December 4th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Italian Garden

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Sewell Park

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Texas Road Trip

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

There's always something to do, and so many wonderful people here

 

Josh

Josh

Position:

Head Lifeguard of Maintenance

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hometown:

Denton, Texas

Major/Minor:

Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice

Birthday:

August 12th

Class:

Sophomore

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Alkek

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Switzerland

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The river

Hunter

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Position:

Head Lifeguard of Marketing and Social Media, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguard Instructor

Hometown:

Georgetown, Texas

Major/Minor:

Double major in Microbiology and Biochemistry

Birthday:

July 8th

Class:

Sophomore

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Fuego

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

4th Floor of LBJ

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

St. Thomas and St. John in the Virgin Islands

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

All the hiking trails nearby

Chloe

Chloe

Position:

Senior Lifeguard of Student Incentives

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hometown:

Charlotte, North Carolina

Major/Minor:

Wildlife Biology

Birthday:

October 17th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Thai Thai Cafe

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Sewell Park

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Galapagos Islands

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The San Marcos River

Cynthia

Cynthia

Position:

Senior Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard

Hometown:

Monterrey, Mexico

Major/Minor:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration

Birthday:

December 2nd

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Panera Bread

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Alkek Library

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Paris <3

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

How much you can serve the university with the myriad of organizations that help you build leadership skills.

 

Timmy

Timmy

Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard

Hometown:

Boerne, TX

Major/Minor:

Recreational Administration

Birthday:

December 16th

Favorite food:

Yes.

What is your dream vacation destination?:

Surfing so somewhere with waves.

Would you consider yourself a morning or night person?:

Morning on weekdays and night on the weekend.

If you could be any cartoon character, which would you be?:

Otto from Rocket Power

Favorite Quote:

"Fun is good."

- Dr Seuss

Alexis

Alexis

Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration

Hometown:

Longview, Texas

Major/Minor:

Social Work

Birthday:

January 27th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Tantra Coffee House

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Outside the Agriculture Building

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Greece

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The uniqueness of the campus and town

Taylor

Taylor

Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Front Lifeguard

Hometown:

Sugar Land, Texas

Major/Minor:

Mass Communication and Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration

Birthday:

May 21st

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Whataburger

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

The berry (library)

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Barcelona, Spain

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

Our beautiful campus

Trent

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Position:

Lifeguard, Swim Lesson Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hometown:

Rockport, Texas

Major/Minor:

History

Birthday:

June 23rd

Class:

Freshman

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Gumby's

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Library

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Bahamas

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The people in it

Alec

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration

Hometown:

Round Rock, Texas

Major/Minor:

Pre-Physical Therapy with a minor in Biochemistry

Birthday:

September 7th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Don't know yet

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Sewell

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Hawaii

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The people

Sophia

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration

Hometown:

Corpus Cristi, Texas

Major/Minor:

Dietetics

Birthday:

August 3rd

Class:

Freshman

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Casa Maria

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

FCS or Comal

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

A hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

Everything is close and personal but still not too far from a big city

Tristian

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Position:

Lifeguard and Swim Lesson Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hometown:

Robstown, Texas

Major/Minor:

Nursing

Birthday:

November 14th

Class:

Freshman

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Pieology

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Library

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Spain for the Camino de Santiago

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The type of people and the outdoor environment

Michael

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration

Hometown:

Flower Mound, Texas

Major/Minor:

Biology

Birthday:

February 19th

Class:

Sophomore

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Cafe on the Sqare

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Alkek 7th Floor

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Alberta, Canada

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The River

Tiffany

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration

Hometown:

Mansfield, Texas

Major/Minor:

Marketing

Birthday:

December 31st

Class:

Freshman

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Gil's

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

My bed

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Anywhere in Europe (Germany, Barcelona, Italy)

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

How diverse and active everyone is

Brayden

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Wafterfront Lifeguard
  • Certified Pool Operator

Hometown:

Euless, Texas

Major/Minor:

Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies

Birthday:

November 26th

Class:

Sophomore

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Chuys

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

I don't

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Bahamas

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

It's so relaxing here

Maggie

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration

Hometown:

Corpus Christi, Texas

Major/Minor:

Recreation Administration / Recreation Therapy

Birthday:

March 17th

Class:

Sophomore

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Pieology

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Sewell

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Philippians

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The river of course

Annie

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Position:

Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Waterfront Lifeguard

Hometown:

Austin, Texas

Major/Minor:

ESS Pre-PT / Psychology

Birthday:

November 13th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Buzzmill

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Library

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Hawaii

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The friendly atmosphere

John

Position:

Lifeguard, Swim Lesson Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hometown:

Temple, Texas

Major/Minor:

Physics

Birthday:

August 4th

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Commons, Jones, and Whataburger

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

The quiet solitude of my room

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Kona, Hawaii Ironman Championships!

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

Running of the hills, of course!