We Are HAC! – Luis Magana

At Holland Aquatic Center, our facilities are awesome and so is our staff.  In this We Are HAC! series, we’ll introduce you to the people who love to teach, coach, protect, serve and inspire here. Our amazing team, almost 100 strong, is passionate about empowering healthy, connected lives through aquatics and wellness programming. Meet them here in this blog series and in-person at Holland Aquatic Center!

Luis Magana, HAC lifguard

Luis Magana is a lifeguard at HAC. A native of Holland, Michigan, he is a 2017 West Ottawa High School graduate. Luis started his career at HAC in January, 2022, after becoming Red Cross-lifeguard-certified here. He’s always wanted to become a first responder and now he is. His ultimate goal is to become a firefighter one day.

Favorite vacation: Trip to east Pennsylvania with some friends

Favorite movie: King Kong. “Ever since my daughter was born, she’s two now, that line — “No, it wasn’t the airplanes, it was beauty that killed the beast.” — it gets me every time.”

Favorite book: Any book from the Percy Jackson series

Favorite food: Pozole Verde. “It’s a soup with garbanzo beans and chicken or pork that my mom makes for me on my birthday every year.”

Favorite sport: Wrestling. “I was a high school wrestler. It taught disciple and hard work and how to overcome challenges, both physical and mental.”

“There is so much good energy here. I love helping people and making them feel safe.”

Luis Magana