Abby Wilkinson, Pools Lifeguard
About Abby, our Lifesaver ...
What does a typical day at work involve?
A lot of customer interaction, supervising children and customers to make sure they are all OK.
What's a highlight of your job?
The skills that I've learnt, such as First Aid and customer service, and the people that I've met.
What are your three favourite things about Wellington?
- the scenery
- the closeness to the water
- the nightlife
Lifesavers are the unsung heros of the pool - always on the lookout and ready to act.
Alex Downey, Wellington City Council
Lifesaver costume designer
How do you express your creative side?
I love to dance. When I can, I enjoy contemporary and hip-hop dancing.
If you had to design a garment for WOW, what would your entry be?
I would make a dress from tissue and toilet paper. I think these materials would be really versatile to work with - crunched up, folded and fluffed up. I have seen something like this and it would be fun to try it out myself.
How we created the Lifesaver garment
Bathing caps, netting, sequins, towels.
The collar was a great challenge. It was tricky to get the net layers just right.