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Kerrville’s guard teams bring home top placements at recent competitions

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Courtesy photo: Kerrville's award-winning lifeguard teams included (from left): Team Angels Michael Tran, Jacob Pierz, Carlos Nava and Courtney LaQuey, and Team Owls Gabriel Buckholz-Casao, Meagan Maxson, Corey Smith and Garrison Engstrom.
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The City of Kerrville has announced that their competitive guard teams, the Angels, and the Owls, attended two back-to-back competitions recently where they brought home two firsts and two second place honors.

The first competition, NRH20 E&A Competition, happened on July 16, in North Richland, Texas. Nine teams competed and the Owls earned first in the overall competition and the Angels followed right behind them, coming in second.

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The competition included three events, two unknown scenarios, and an unknown rescue relay.

Central Texas Lifeguard Competition, the second competition the two teams competed in, took place in Round Rock, Texas on July 18, and was compiled of three unknown scenario events. In this competition, the Angels placed first the Owls earned second place.

“I am extremely proud of both teams,” Kerrville Parks and Recreation Director and
guard team coach Ashlea Boyle said. “We train hard, and their efforts paid off this week. At
competitions, since the scenarios are unknown, it all comes down to whether or not the
guards perform and execute according to their training. It is an extreme pleasure and joy to coach these dedicated individuals. They have done very well thus far, but we have one more competition, and it’s a big one. It’s time to focus and stay humble as we prepare for State, where the competition will be extremely tough.”

The teams now qualify to compete in the Texas Public Pool Council’s State Lifeguard Championships in Bryan on July 30.

Kerrville’s Parks and Recreation Department notes that they are still seeking additional sponsors for the guard teams.

“We would like to thank the Kerrville Professional Firefighters Association Local 3230
for sponsoring our team. Your sponsorship makes all the difference,” Boyle said.

For more information regarding the Guard Team competitions or sponsorships, contact Josh Rodrigue at 830-258-1151 or by email at josh.rodrigue@kerrvilletx.gov. You can also visit the city’s website, www.kerrvilletx.gov.