My name is Rosie McDonagh and I will be the Pool Manager at Blue Ridge this summer! I am currently a sophomore at Santa Clara University in California studying Bioengineering and looking forward to a summer back at the pool. The Blue Ridge community has always been a huge part of my life—I was on swim team for 13 years and coached last year, my older siblings have all coached swim team, worked as lifeguards and swim instructors, and managed the pool in the past, and this will be my seventh summer working at the pool. I am so excited for the opportunity to manage the pool and I can’t wait for the upcoming season!
We have officially hired our 2017 staff for the pool this summer! Thank you to all our applicants, we had a huge increase in the number of people applying this year. We are excited to announce new additions to the Summer 2017 management team with Luke Ilgenfritz as the Assistant Manager and Jessica Cary as our Swim Lessons Coordinator. Looking forward to some summer weather and a great pool season with our new staff!
-Rosie McDonagh, Blue Ridge Pool Manager
Hi! I’m Jessica Cary. I have been at the pool for the past few summers as a lifeguard and have been involved with Blue Ridge since I was five. I cannot image a summer without Blue Ridge! I will be continuing at the pool this summer as the new Swim Lessons Coordinator. Graduating from Seattle Prep last spring, I am now at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I am studying Civil Engineering and will possibly minor in Construction Management. I played intramural basketball at Marquette and am involved in service learning in the Milwaukee area.
-Jessica Cary, Swim Lessons Coordinator
My name is Luke Ilgenfritz and I’ll be working as the pool’s assistant manager this summer. I am also going to be an assistant to Carlos Palacian as a coach of the swim team! I graduated from Ingraham High School last year and I am currently a student at the University of Oregon, studying advertising and Journalism. I’m looking forward to another great summer in Blue Ridge!
-Luke Ilgenfritz, Assistant Manager