Lifeguarding Jobs

What is the Importance of Lifeguard Jobs?

Lifeguard jobs play a very important role in ensuring not only the safety of individuals at a pool or beach but also creating structure & rules of a facilities operation.

Lifeguard jobs are individuals who typically have advanced swimming skills and who taken their time to invest in training and water safety skills that will develop them into being water safety professionals.

The Following Are Reasons Why Lifeguarding Jobs Are Very Important:​

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The do the Monitoring

The major role of pool lifeguard jobs is to monitor the activity of swimmers in and around the water. Lifeguards typically sit or stand at approved lifeguard stations. This ensures lifeguards are stationed in the right locations to view and to be able to respond to emergency situations that can and may arise.

Another part of monitoring a lifeguard is during their job duties is “facility monitoring”. Swimming pool owners and operators frequently forget the importance of constantly monitoring their aquatic facility. They far to often assume that not having lifeguards supervising the safety framework of their operations will either, take care of itself or lessen the liability for their negligence. This is a common mistake typically made by homeowner associations. The uncertainty that involves swimming pools and all of its surroundings is a very dangerous situation. Not having lifeguards or pool attendants to ensure order and structure at your swimming pool is a liability very few lawyers will defend with any success.

They are First Responders

Pool lifeguards are usually not just the best swimmers, but they are also equipped with the skills on certain emergency issues that include CPR & First Aid. Once a swimmer is injured, fatigue or cramping, a lifeguard will provide safety measures to reduce the risk of death. They commonly provide emergency response (First Responders) and provide some stability while at the same time waiting for paramedics to show up and take over.

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Together with securing the safety of swimmer, lifeguarding jobs can play a vital role in teaching individuals and children at the pool water safety at the pool. Countless aquatic staff and lifeguards perform a swim lesson programs all over the world. It is always important to ensure that children are water safe. The best way to provide water safety for kids is to teach them to swim. Instead of removing kids from a pool, a good lifeguard will teach children to understand pool rules and water safety guidelines to help them understand the reasoning of having these important regulations and safety measures. In addition, lifeguards can also advise swimmers from other sorts of dangers in the waterways.

They do the Evacuation

When it comes to open water venues wherein swimmers splash into rivers, lakes, rock quarries and beaches for their recreation, lifeguards can direct and control evacuations for everybody’s safety. If a shark, dehydration, hypothermia, rip current or any other sort of water dangers is seen in a open water area, it is essential for lifeguards to perform necessary evacuation and act right away to ensure peoples safety. In addition, rash weather conditions can also induce beach evacuation. Lifeguarding jobs can also assist boating needs to aid stranded individuals by helping guide them back to the shore again.

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Jennifer Dooley
USA Lifeguard