• Applicants for the Kim Gerz Memorial Lifeguard scholarship should write a letter addressed to Mary Beth Pavoggi, pool supervisor, Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Pool, 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
Letters also can be dropped off at the pool.
...The city requires such training for lifeguards who wish to work at either the Yacht Club community pool or the Sun Splash Family Waterpark, said Mary Beth Pavoggi, the lead lifeguard and supervisor at the Yacht Club.
No one applied for the award in 2002 and Pavoggi
has received only one application so far this year.
The scholarship honors the memory of Gerz, who was a 16-year-old honor student, track athlete and cheerleader at Mariner.In April of 1995, she
was about to take a class at Sun Splash to teach children how to swim when she
was killed in a car accident on her
way to school.
...Those interested in applying for the scholarship must be at least 16 years old and submit a letter to Pavoggi, explaining why they are interested in becoming a lifeguard.
Applicants are judged based on financial need, academics and character, according to Pavoggi