We are proud to present our summer of 2022 Junior Lifeguard leadership team. These hard-working group leaders are so excited to help local kids experience the Junior Lifeguard program and learn about protecting our oceans, safety and marine biology.
Leilanie Silva (pictured top right) is the Program Coordinator. She started working for the City of Carpinteria in 2017 as a pool lifeguard. In 2019, she was promoted to a full-time position as the Aquatics Program Coordinator. Our Junior Lifeguard program is one of the few that has a full-time staff member out on the sand with your kids every day. Leilanie will be leading the C Group this year. A few fun facts: Leilanie is a certified EMT; she was in the marching band in high school and played the flute; she was on our CAC Water Polo team and she was a Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard.
Lexi Persoon (pictured top left) is our Assistant Program Coordinator and will be leading the new Mini JG program this year. She started working for the City of Carpinteria in 2019 as a pool lifeguard. She was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Aquatics Program Coordinator. Fun fact: Lexi swims the 200 butterfly and 400 IM for SBCC Swim Team; she was a Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard and swam on our CAC Swim Team.
Jordan Perez (pictured bottom right) will be leading the A Group this year. He has been working for the city as a lifeguard/Jr. Lifeguard instructor since 2017. Fun fact: Jordan loves to swim and was a Junior Lifeguard in our program as a kid.
Nico Kalin (pictured bottom left) will be leading the B Group this year. He has been working for the city as a lifeguard/ Jr. Lifeguard instructor since 2017. Nico almost drowned on three occasions as a child, which is why he was so motivated to become a lifeguard. Nico was in our Junior Lifeguard program, and he enjoys surfing.