I love being a lifeguard above almost everything, and I love sharing and hearing stories about other lifeguards and things we do. Feel free to submit pictures, stories, questions, and anything else lifeguard related. I reblog other people's things and I post my own!

Contact me at lifeguardlove01@gmail.com or send me a message, I would love to answer questions and talk to all of you fellow lifeguards!

Survey Response #5

"I work at an indoor facility for a gym and it is single-guarded. Without us lifeguards at that facility, it would not be the top quality gym that it is. Many people are dependent on the lifeguard for assistance. It is easy to say that the lifeguard their is very important!"

What’s the craziest thing you’ve gotten paid to do?

What’s the craziest thing you’ve gotten paid to do?

Can’t say I’m not guilty of sleeping in my suit a few nights this summer…

Can’t say I’m not guilty of sleeping in my suit a few nights this summer…

You know you’re a lifeguard when…

divergent-in-the-tardis:

you’re at a pool and start judging the guards/pool for; how unevenly the guards are dispersed, how they rotate (aka making sure somebody is always fully watching as the other climbs down and all), and how they’re scanning… and then spend the rest of the time scanning yourself because you realize that they’re really bad at all of that and are afraid something will happen

Survey Response #4

Although the people on kayaks and swimmers have to wear a life jacket, it is still very important for a lifeguard to be there because swimmers can still be at risk for drowning.”

We’ve all been the new guard, but there’s always a few who come in thinking they know exactly what to do.

We’ve all been the new guard, but there’s always a few who come in thinking they know exactly what to do.

Survey Response #3

Love most of my team and being outside and the pool itself but guests can be very rude and disrespectful.”

I think the longer I’ve been a lifeguard, the easier it is for me to pick out kids who can and cannot swim. There’s something about their body language that I can spot before they even get in the water.

I think the longer I’ve been a lifeguard, the easier it is for me to pick out kids who can and cannot swim. There’s something about their body language that I can spot before they even get in the water.

Survey Response #2

I think it’s a really great job for committed teens as their first job. I think it can pay good and if you are scanning and doing your job correctly I think it can just be a fun time.”

Survey Response #1

"It’s ridiculous how many kids I have saved when their parent is right next to them, I am not a babysitter. Watch your child."

I put out this survey awhile ago, and I figured some of you would be interested in seeing the results! Thanks to all of you who participated! If you would still like to take it, the link is above and on another post on my page.

Hey everyone! I am working on a project about being a lifeguard! I would love it if all you lifeguards out there could take this quick survey. It’s only a few questions, some serious and some fun. If you are interested, I can also share the results with you guys! Pass the link on to any of your lifeguard friends or coworkers, it’s open to anyone. 

May be guilty of this on a daily basis at the pool :)

May be guilty of this on a daily basis at the pool :)