In the sixth episode of West Side Stories, Allison speaks with one of the department's Recreation Program/Facility Supervisors and a Recreation Coordinator. They discuss what it takes to operate and manage the two aquatic facilities in West Des Moines. If you've ever wondered how many lifeguards get hired each summer or why swimmers have to take breaks every hour, you will enjoy this episode. Because there is so much information about aquatics, this episode is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 is available on June 1, 2019. Part 2 is available on June 15, 2019.
You can learn much more about the WDM aquatic centers here.
Mark Brewick - Recreation Program/Facility Supervisor
Mark grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of South Dakota. Mark has been with the WDM Parks and Recreation Department for almost 31 years. He currently oversees the Valley Junction Activity Center, Valley View Aquatic Center, and Holiday Aquatic Center. Mark and his wife live in Cumming. He enjoys spending time with his two step-children and six step-grandchildren.
Trevor Hoth - Recreation Coordinator
Monona, Iowa is Trevor's hometown. Trevor attended the University of Iowa where he earned a BA in Political Science and a MA in Social Studies Education. Before joining the WDM Parks and Recreation Department in January of 2019, Trevor was an Aquatics Manager in Coralville, Iowa and an Assistant Aquatics Manager in Pella, Iowa. Trevor currently resides in Norwalk. He enjoys spending time with his parents, sister and brother-in-law and nephew.
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