Meet Your Pool Staff (part two)
Posted on September 1, 2020 7:00 AM by Maxwell Pfannebecker
As the summer draw to a close, we'd like to take another opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the attendants and lifeguards who made a summer at the pool possible, even in the Covid-19 era.
Dominique Arthur - Lifeguard
While he originally hails from Newport News, Dominique has been a world traveler since graduating from Liberty University in 2015. Though he spends his summers on the peninsula with family working as a lifeguard, Dominique spends the majority of his year living in Istanbul, where he plays American football, teaching English as a second language (ESL), and enjoying Kokorec, his favorite Turkish dish. You'll have to look it up!
Dominique works as a lifeguard at several pools, but says New Town is the busiest of them. He shared that while he loves the water, he isn't a recreations swimmer and add with a laugh "if you see me in the water, something is very wrong."
Jon Rochford - Attendant
Jon is a rising junior student at Providence Classical School in James City County and has just returned to the area after he and his family lived in the Shenandoah Valley for several years. Jon is a musician and plays trumpet in marching band and has interests in pursuing drama and theater. Jon's summer plans to travel were derailed by COVID outbreak. In addition to his summer gig at the New Town Community Pool, Jon is passing his time this summer by taking art classes in pursuit of a future career in graphic design.