FSC places second in lifeguard competition
LAKELAND, Fla. (July 27, 2004) - Florida Southern College placed second in the Polk County American Red Cross 2nd Annual Lifeguard Competition held Saturday at the Rowdy Gaines Aquatic complex in Winter Haven, Fla.
FSC students participating included Melissa Brignoni-Colon, a senior athletic training major and daughter of Euclides and Gloria Brignoni of Kissimmee, Fla.; Celeste Fredericks, a freshman English major residing in Bartow, Fla.; Ken Lamy, a junior graphic design major and son of Peggy Lamy of Lakeland, Fla.; and Jeff Trinidad, a senior criminology major and son of Jeffrey Trinidad of Waldorf, Md., and Mary Kusnierz of Pasadena, Md.
Events included active and passive drowning victim rescues, first aid, and a spinal injury scenario. The team took home individual trophies, and a plaque will be displayed in the Wellness Center. Florida Southern College will host the 2005 event, scheduled for July 16.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.