Oasis manager who went from ‘pool rat’ to ‘queen of the water park’ recalls past life at Grand Island pool | Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND — Island Oasis manager Diane Miller, a self-proclaimed “pool rat,” said she grew up in a swimming pool.

After 40 years at Grand Island Parks & Recreation, the “queen of water parks”, as her colleagues call her, is about to hang up her crown.

Diane Miller, facilities manager at Island Oasis, gives instructions to Kaden Roberson, lifeguard at Grand Island Water Park. “They call me mom.” she says proudly of her staff, which is made up mostly of local high school students. “But it’s not about managing the swimming pool. It’s about our relationships with people.

Grand Island Island Oasis

Diane Miller, facilities manager at Island Oasis on Grand Island, wears many different hats at work, including working in the concession stand.

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