Laurel is a hero. Sure, she did the job in the right way in the right time as a lifeguard. But there is more. She is a solid person and with a great attitude and a gem to be around.
Teen hero 'just doing my job' - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review A member of the Keystone Oaks Girls swim team, Martinez has been an avid swimmer since she was 4 years old and hopes to continue swimming competitively in college. She is a lifeguard at the South Hills Jewish Community Center in Scott.
Amy Torcaso, manager at Dormont Pool, is proud of the way her lifeguards responded to the incident.
'Laurel did what needed to be done. They all did,' Torcaso said. 'This reinforced the fact that we have trained them well.'
The lifeguards' work impressed Jane Mitchell, a regular swimmer at the pool.
'They didn't stop for even one second,' said Mitchell, 74, of Dormont. 'Everyone ought to be proud of the lifeguards we have here.'