Gordon Campbell/Eagle Correspondent April 27, 2013 Miss Dottie Pool Dedication Ceremony: Friends Carol & Dick Polinkski pose with Miss Dottie as she cradles the new sign dedicated to the Ms Dottie Weiner Aquatic Center. Dottie was New York City’s first female lifeguard and initiated the construction of Marco’s first public pool. A life long instructor & guard she’s taught over 10,000 people to swim and directly saved 10 lives.
It was tearful and joyful for “Miss Dottie” Weiner as the Greater Marco Family YMCA Aquatics Center was dedicated to her. Ceremonies were held Saturday next to the pool she helped design and raise the money to build.
Age didn’t matter, young and older praised Dottie.
“I have had many memorable experiences, but coming to Marco was the greatest of them all,” she said to an overflow crowd in and out of the spacious pavilion constructed in Weiner’s honor.