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Posted on: July 19, 2022

The Woodlands Township lifeguards win regional lifeguard competition

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (July 19, 2022) – The Woodlands Township lifeguards wrapped up another successful lifeguard competition hosted by the Gulf Coast Aquatics Association on July 11, 2022, in Conroe, Texas.

The Township brought six lifeguard teams and competed in events to test skills in CPR/First Aid, Water Surveillance and Rescue, and Spinal Management. All six teams placed in the top three of every event, with one team winning first place overall in the competition. The Township lifeguard teams ended the competition in first, second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh places overall.

“Every year we are amazed at the exceptional work our lifeguards do to keep swimmers safe in our community pools,” says John McGowan, Director of Parks & Recreation at The Woodlands Township. “Having these lifeguards consistently place amongst the best in area competitions is just another level of pride and gratitude we have for their service.”

The Woodlands Township lifeguard competition teams include Griffin Keene, Richard Monks, Nathan Provost, Allison Sharer, Alex Pickett, Tomas Rincon, Ashley Sharer, Emilia Villela, Tristan Alvarez, Addison Budsberg, Andrew Burchfield, John Frederick, Chase Henderson, Brynn Johnson, Sam Kosieja, Eamon Mathews, Merritt Rice, Kris Schneider, Laneya Stevenson, Alina Torres, Ryan Tresaugue, Jackson Wenzel, Rylee Windham, Alexander Winters, Zachary Jilg, Nicholas Tegel, Ryan Katri, Drew Fenner, Zach Tekavec and Cynthia Roberts. 

The top two Township lifeguard teams will be heading to the state competition at the Bluebell Aquatic Center in Brenham, Texas on August 1, 2022. More information about The Woodlands Township can be found online at

PHOTO: The Woodlands Township lifeguards brought six teams to the Gulf Coast Aquatics Association lifeguard competition on July 11, 2022, and all six teams placed in the top three of every event. The Township lifeguards ended the competition taking first, second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh places overall.

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