Keeping us safe, Making us proud

In most cases, our guards are lifelong Gators. They've grown up at Nottingham, know other members, love our pool, and are invested in making it a great place to spend summer days! The guards are certified and well trained to keep swimmers safe. They are friendly and helpful, but also have an important job to do, so we need to allow them to stay focused while in the guard chair. And, remember, even though they're young, they're in charge! And they LOVE pizza, burgers and treats...(hint, hint)

Pool Manager
Brian Polaski

Brian and his family are lifelong members of Nottingham Swim Club and he swam for the Gators through high school. He currently lives in Nottingham with his wife Sarah and two young children, Carter and Marshall. Brian managed and coached at Nottingham in 1999 and began again in 2006 as co-manager and co-head coach with Chris Collier. During that time, the club membership grew and the swim team won four consecutive SSL championships from 2011-2014. 


Brian is a 2000 graduate of Elizabethtown College, with a degree in Social Studies Education, and spent 16 years in the classroom. Brian coached the Newark High Boys Swim Team from 2007 to 2017. He has earned multiple Master's Degrees from Wilmington University and has spent the last five years as Dean of Students and Head Lacrosse Coach at William Penn High School.


Away from the pool, Brian loves spending time with his family going on hikes at White Clay Creek Park or down at the beach. He is also an avid pit master. If you're ever walking around the neighborhood and smell BBQ it's probably coming from Brian's backyard. 


Brian is very excited for the opportunity to come home to Nottingham and is committed to everyone having a fun, and most importantly safe, time at the pool. 

You can reach Brian at

Assistant Pool Manager
Emme Whisner

Emme Whisner is a University of Delaware student double majoring in music performance and linguistics. She has lived in Newark almost her whole life, and has belonged to Nottingham Swim Club since she was 12 years old. She was a swim team member in middle school, but has spent the last four summers as a dedicated lifeguard to NSC. She enjoys music and the arts, as well as hiking, running, and swimming, and can’t wait for another summer at the pool. She is happy to continue working with the great community of Nottingham as the new Assistant Manager!

Summer Employment

We are a member-owned swim club. Our staff is typically hired from within our membership. Contact Lori Wilson with interest or questions!


Lifeguards must:

  • Be certified - Ellis Lifeguard Certification or Red Cross Certification

  • Have and wear an approved uniform

  • Submit signed NSC lifeguard contract, DE working papers, I-9, W-4, and bank direct deposit forms