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Top Teen--Brent Hooks

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With these scorching temperatures, a pool is the perfect place to cool off. But you have to make sure you're swimming safely.

Long before swimmers fill his pool trying to get cool, lifeguard Brent Hooks' day is underway.

"I vacuum the pool, do chemical checks," he said.

Brent is a lifeguard at Westbrook Pool at Savannah Quarters. He sits under the scorching sun every day, all to make sure things flow smoothly. And it's not an easy gig.

The toughest part: "Staying alert," Brent told us. "You have to always stay alert and watch the kids."

This summer job is good practice. Brent is in nursing school at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville and says it's the perfect way to prepare for the profession.

"If someone gets hurt, I'm responsible," he said. "I'm liable for everyone out here."

In his downtime, Brent likes to play guitar and trumpet. And he also started an intramural soccer team at his school. "I was Captain Hooks," he joked.

He's headed into his sophomore year, and once that's finished, he'll most likely be right back in the lifeguard chair keeping swimmers safe.

That's why Brent Hooks is this week's WTOC Top Teen.

In addition to lifeguarding this summer, Brent is taking summer classes at Armstrong.

If you'd like to nominate a Top Teen, you can drop us a line at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or email

Reported by: Dmitra Denmark,

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