June 24, 2010 2:59 am at 2:59 am #591835mischiefmakerMember
I just wanted to bring up a point since it’s summer and people go swimming a lot now. Lifeguards should be watching the kids swimming and not shmoozing, texting, sleeping, etc. while they are supposed to be lifeguarding. I know someone who almost drowned cuz the lifeguards weren’t watching properly (note: I said lifeguardS) Even when there are others watching you can’t rely on them-u gotta so ur job.June 24, 2010 3:10 am at 3:10 am #687220HIEParticipant
100% right. thanks for bringing it up.
shteiging, you mentioned before your gonna be a lifeguard this summer, watch the poolJune 24, 2010 3:59 am at 3:59 am #687221shtiegingMember
HIE, i sure will, and in camp by me, the head lifeguard doesnt let any distractions to the lifeguards. (cell phones, i-pods etc.)June 24, 2010 4:00 am at 4:00 am #687222d aMemberJune 24, 2010 4:06 am at 4:06 am #687223shtiegingMember
d a, what does that story have to do with lifeguards??????
Parents have to be careful with kids around the pool area.June 24, 2010 4:09 am at 4:09 am #687224d aMember
Your rght. But the same can happen, and even worse, in an olympic size pool.June 24, 2010 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #687225blinkyParticipant
I am a lifeguard and i noticed that many MOTHERS who bring their little kids to the pool after day camp hours are busy schmoozing with other mothers and are not paying close attention to their kids as they should. Its very upsetting for a lifeguard to keep reminding the parents to watch their kids (even though technically its not her responsibility as most pool rules are that little kids have to be with an adult)Mothers please-the safety of your children come first!
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