When Dan and Becca Levesque met as lifeguards at the Big Splash Family Aquatics Center as teenagers in 2001, they had no idea they would someday take their own children to the pool where their friendship blossomed all those years earlier.

When Dan and Becca Levesque met as lifeguards at the Big Splash Family Aquatics Center as teenagers in 2001, they had no idea they would someday take their own children to the pool where their friendship blossomed all those years earlier.

"We had a lot of fun working there," Becca Levesque said.

While Becca Levesque began working at the Big Splash in 1999, she met her husband two years later during a new lifeguard orientation. In 2002 the couple started dating and were married Sept. 9, 2005. The couple has two children: 5-year-old Jack and 2 1/2-year-old Avery.

Jack seems to be following in his parents' footsteps.

"He loves the pool," Becca Levesque said, adding that it might be her son's favorite summer pastime. He wants to be a lifeguard now, too.

Husband and wife agree that returning to their old workplace feels somewhat different.

"It's different being there as a parent," Becca Levesque said.

"Everything's so much smaller," Dan Levesque said.

The park has changed a bit as well, with its second water slide and the addition of the climbing wall.

The park "really is good for smaller kids," Becca Levesque said.

The Big Splash was the first job for Becca Levesque, who now works as an occupational therapist for the South-Western City School District. She had already been a lifeguard a year prior to her husband's arrival. They met while she was training his group.

That whole first year they only went on a couple dates. They kept the relationship decidedly platonic though, until the following year when they decided to make it official.

"We were just really good friends," Becca Levesque said.

Her husband, now a firefighter-paramedic at the Jackson Township Fire Department, credits that initial friendship as an integral foundation for their strong relationship. When they began to date, their closeness enabled them to skip the stereotypical first-date jitters.

"I considered her my best friend for so long," Dan Levesque said. "That really did help."