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LARPD's Alyssa Smith receives Rising Professional Award for Outstanding Contributions to Aquatics

Alyssa Smith receiving BAPPOA Rising Professional Award from Aquatics Supervisor Patrick Lucky
Alyssa Smith receiving BAPPOA Rising Professional Award from Aquatics Supervisor Patrick Lucky

[November 30, 2023] – The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) proudly announces Aquatics Coordinator Alyssa Smith received the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association Rising Professional Award in recognition of her contributions to the LARPD’s aquatics program.

During her tenure of a year and a half at LARPD, Alyssa played a pivotal role in revitalizing the organization post-COVID, notably by increasing staffing by 45% and streamlining swim lesson programs. Her leadership and commitment to staff development have been instrumental in the organization's achievements.

"Alyssa's passion for aquatics and her tireless efforts have raised the bar within our organization," stated Patrick Lucky, Aquatics Supervisor. "Her ability to motivate and inspire both colleagues and the community at large is truly commendable."

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Alyssa Smith at May Nissen Swim Center

As Aquatics Coordinator, Alyssa's dedication to community engagement was evident through her organization of signature events such as the Pumpkin Splash, Polar Bear Slide, and Water Safety Day. These events garnered enthusiastic community participation and provided valuable education on water safety and rescue techniques for patrons of all ages.

Lucky added, “Her ability to engage staff in the events is invaluable.”

Smith's commitment to professionalism and public service has positioned her as a standout choice to receive the Rising Professional award.

This accolade acknowledges Smith's contributions, setting a benchmark for excellence and dedication in the aquatics community. Her continuous efforts exemplify the spirit of this honor, inspiring others in the industry.