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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

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

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

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

Guy

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Position:

Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

San Antonio, Texas

Major/Minor:

Secondary Education

Birthday:

April 9th

Class:

Graduate Student

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Fuego

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

The river

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Greece

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The river

Savannah

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

McAllen, Texas

Major/Minor:

International Studies

Birthday:

October 10

Class:

Sophomore 

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Anything

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

6th Floor of Alkek

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Egypt

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

RIVER

Veronica

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross Certifications in: 

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

Hometown:

Roma, Texas

Major/Minor:

Mass Communication

Birthday:

November 19

Class:

Freshman

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Asian Garden

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

 Alkek

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Easter Island

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The Diversity

Samantha

 

Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

San Antonio, Texas

Major/Minor:

Criminal Justice

Birthday:

March 28

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Grins

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

The garden behind Hines

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Bora Bora

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The River and school colors

Katelyn

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Position:

Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

Houston, Texas

Major/Minor:

Family and Child Development

Birthday:

January 9th

Class:

Junior 

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Kobe

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Sewell Park

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Australia 

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The Environment 

Lilly

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Position:

Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

Cedar Hill, Texas

Major/Minor:

ESS

Birthday:

March 12

Class:

Sophomore 

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Railyard

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Lampasas

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Thailand

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

Hunter Boyd

Katie

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Position:

Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

Texas

Major/Minor:

Psychology

Birthday:

 

Class:

Senior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Railyard

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

Harris Dinning Hall

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

European Tour

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

All the wonderful friends I've made

Sarah

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Position:

Lifeguard

Certifications:

American Red Cross certifications in:

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

Hometown:

Dripping Springs, Texas

Major/Minor:

Nursing

Birthday:

October 16

Class:

Junior

Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

Torchey's

Favorite Place to Study on Campus

5th Floor of Alkek

What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

Italy

What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

The people