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Start Your Week with Kindness: Saving lives is part of the job for lifeguards

Mead Pool lifeguards ready to jump to action

8:13 PM, Jul. 7, 2013
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Start Your Week with Kindness is a Daily Tribune Media feature that highlights the kind deeds of people in the community.

A handful of children stood outside patiently waiting to enter Mead Pool on Friday afternoon.

Inside, lifeguards prepared to begin their shifts of 40 to 60 minutes watching swimmers for signs of distress at the pool on Alton Street in Wisconsin Rapids. Almost every year, the pool lifeguards have to jump in and help a struggling swimmer at least once, said Jake Wittig, head lifeguard. ...

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