Our Leadership

Kirby Southerland
Director of Operations

kirby.southerland@coastal-pmg.com

(912) 944-8488

Kirby joined the Coastal Pool Management leadership team in 2020 as Director of Operations.  Kirby began her aquatics career as a lifeguard and pool manager in the Charlotte, NC area. After graduating college, she pursued her passion which landed her Aquatics Director and Health & Wellness Director roles at prominent facilities in the Carolinas and the Low Country (including The Landings and the Jewish Educational Alliance in Savannah).  A highly regarded American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, Kirby has been responsible for the teaching and certifying hundreds of lifeguards in the Southeast. 

 

Kirby is a graduate from Appalachian State University along with holding multiple certificates in the aquatics industry (CPO, LGI, WSI).

About Our Team

Coastal Pool Management  provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across greater Savannah.   

We operate in the following areas: Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler, Wilmington Island, Rincon, Bluffton, Skidaway Island, Isle of Hope and surrounding areas. 

Our Safety Advisors

As part of The Pool Management Group network, our customers and employees receive the expertise of our internationally renowned Safety Advisors, Dr. Tom Griffiths and the team at Aquatic Safety Research Group. Their expertise is instilled throughout our risk reduction techniques and lifeguard training.  

Dr. Griffiths was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a Paragon Safety Award winner for his water safety efforts. He has been awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Distinguished Aquatic Service Award for a lifetime achievement and designated a European Lifeguard Academy Friend of the Academy for significant contributions to preventive Lifeguarding. Dr. Griffiths has also been named to  “Who’s Who in Aquatics- The Top 100”, and “Power 25- Top 25 most powerful aquatics professionals in the World”, by Aquatics International Magazine.

Dr. Griffiths has authored more than 300 papers that have been published in scientific, professional and popular journals. He is an external reviewer for the American Red Cross Swimming and Diving publications. 

The Pool Management Group

Our parent company, The Pool Management Group, and the 15 other companies in The Pool Management Group support Coastal Pool Management in our operations. In fact, the employees at headquarters don't run any pools directly. Instead, they're solely dedicated to assisting the various locations in our family of companies. 

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