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Eagle Scout Gets Approval for Lifeguards Lockers at Pool

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    The 2011 Washington Aquatics Center lifeguards held hands as they jumped into the pool. In the two photos, from left, are Sam Kosark, Tippy Matthews, head guard, Keegan Scheel, Ashley Eckelkamp, Jon Strauser, Kenny Chang, Jodi Hellebusch, Megan Hurt, Rachel Beckerman, Jodi Klott, Ana Ratcliff, Kayla Eckelkamp and Alec Searcy.

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:00 pm

An Eagle Scout project has been approved to put lockers at the Washington City Pool.

During the May 1 park board meeting, members unanimously approved Robert Halsted’s request to install new lockers in the lifeguard room.

Halsted’s proposal calls for 45 new lockers each measuring 12 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches.

The entire locker unit would sit 66 inches tall with 6-inch legs and would be painted steel construction. Halsted and other Boy Scouts would assemble the lockers.

Halsted said the lockers would be brand new for the area and not replacing any existing structure. The lockers would be on the right side of the room.

Halsted told the park board the lockers could be used by lifeguards to store their valuables. He said the lockers also could be used by summer campers for clothes and towels.

Halsted said he got the idea while swimming.

“My motivation for the project was from Robynn Greer,” Halsted said. “She recommended this while she was my swim coach.”

Greer died in 2013 and Halsted said he would like to honor her with the project.

“I plan to put in memory of her on my plaque,” he said.

Halsted said he has secured approval from Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle for the project.

Halsted told the board he plans to install the lockers after swim season. He said he still needs approval from the Eagle Scout Board and must obtain funds for the project.

The board had no objections to the project.

“I think it’s an outstanding idea,” Sparky Stuckenschneider said. “We’re very proud of you.”