I am writing to both commend and thank Ellen Hamilton of Lee’s Summit for her 18-plus years as owner/operator of Olympic Pool Management. Her small business services private pools every summer which includes employing hundreds of teenagers and college students as life guards. Over her 18 years, Ellen has trained local students giving them the lifesaving skills needed to staff area pools. Two of my children have risen through the ranks of her lifeguards and both reached pool manager status after serving as guards for several seasons. I wanted to thank Ellen for the opportunities she has given to my children as well as the thousands of other area students she has employed throughout the years she has owned and operated Olympic Pool Management. Imagine training and employing 16-20 year olds summer after summer and all the challenges that presents. Thank you Ellen! You are a true job creator.