Lincoln City Community Center announces new aquatic staff members
Provided by Lincoln City Parks & Recreation
Ryan Smith, aquatic supervisor, and Colin Perkins, aquatics lead, recently joined the staff of the Lincoln City Community Center.
Smith will oversee day-to-day pool operations, supervise and train lifeguards, and develop new aquatic programming. He has worked more than a year as a lifeguard and head lifeguard at the Community Center, and has extensive experience in retail and property management. In addition, Smith is a volunteer with North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1. He serves on the NLFR water rescue team and recently attained his National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Instructor 1 certification.
“I am very thankful to everybody that assisted me on the way to my new position,” Smith said. “The Lincoln City Community Center is a great place to be and allows me to work with this community, which I hold in very high regard. Though I wasn’t born here in Lincoln City, I feel it is my home town.”
Perkins will assist in directing and training the lifeguard staff and maintaining the Community Center swimming pools. He is a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Services Administration from Western Oregon University and an associate’s degree in Fire Protection Technology from Chemeketa Community College. Perkins comes to Lincoln City from the Portland Metro area where he worked as lifeguard and head lifeguard for Tualatin Parks & Recreation District and Portland Community College.
“I’m excited to have Ryan and Colin on our team,” Gail Kimberling, Community Center director, said. “They bring a wealth of experience, professionalism and enthusiasm to our aquatic side.”
The Lincoln City Community Center is open seven days a week for both residents and visitors. The Center is located at 2150 NE Oar Place. For information call 541-994-2131 or see www.lincolncity.org.