Some people may think that being lifeguard is all fun and exciting because you can just get to hang around at beach, sitting on the lifeguard chair wearing cool sunglasses while doing nothing. But I can tell you that being a lifeguard is not as easy as you may think.
You have to understand that once you have completed the lifeguard classes and accepted the job as a lifeguard, you are bearing a huge responsibility because others lives are dependent on you. It’s your job to make sure everyone is following the rules keeping themselves safe.
If someone gets drown, you have to be the first one to not only notice it but to immediately jump into the water and try to your best ability to save them, using the correct rescuing techniques. In other words, their lives in on your hand. Failing to do so may get you in trouble as you may face legal punishments.
So here are 5 tips that I would like share with you if you are seriously considering becoming a lifeguard.
1. The chlorine level of the swimming pool can decrease by 1ppm each hour during hot weather so it is essential to check the chlorine and other chemical level every hour or so.
2. Try not to sit too long in the chair as you may get too comfortable and may fall asleep. Try to get up from the chair and walk around the swimming pool once in a while to get your body moving.
3. Make sure you get enough rest and maintain a healthy diet as you don’t want to feel tired and fatigue during your shift.
4. Make sure everyone is following the rules, if you see someone breaking the rules quickly warn them by using a whistle. It’s your job to enforce the rules.
5. Check the first aid box or equipment and make sure everything is in place just in case you ever need it.