Kirby Southerland started with Coastal Pool Management in 2020 as the Director of Operations and took the General Manager position in 2022. Her career started as an Aquatics and Fitness Director at a community center in Savannah before joining the Coastal Pool Management team. Kirby is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management and a Masters of Public Administration. Kirby is a Certified Pool Operator, American Red Cross Lifeguard instructor and an American Red Cross swim instructor.
Shea Boggs joined the Coastal Pool Management team in 2020 as a pool technician and lifeguard and has continued to grow with the team, advancing into a Staff Supervisor role. She started in the aquatics industry at 15 as a lifeguard for the Jewish Educational Alliance and continued her lifeguarding and lifeguard management throughout her high school years. Shea is a Certified Pool Operator and is a current student at Georgia Southern University, pursuing a career in Accounting and Business Administration.
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.
Bob Newmarch joined the Coastal Pool Management team as a Pool Technician in the Spring of 2022. Bob moved into a full time Service Supervisor position in 2023. He oversees pool maintenance and water quality in both the Georgia and South Carolina markets. Bob is a Certified Pool Operator and currently resides in Richmond Hill with his family.
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 16 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.