What are the different types of lifeguards?

What are the different types of lifeguards?

What are the different types of Lifeguards?

  • Pool Lifeguard: This type of Lifeguard works for indoor or outdoor pool facilities.
  • Water Park Lifeguard: These Lifeguards work at water parks to ensure the safety of guests.
  • Beach Lifeguard: This type of Lifeguard works at beaches to watch over ocean swimmers.

What is the purpose of lifeguards?

The primary responsibility as a lifeguard is to prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring. Candidates must be able to ensure the safety of patrons by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors.

What a lifeguard needs?

Common equipment used by Lifeguards in first aid situations are: Saline solution, bandages, antiseptics, antihistamines, oxygen kits, latex gloves, laerdal pocket masks, splints, rescue blankets and first aid kits.

What should a lifeguard be able to do?

Lifeguards should be able to recognize and respond to a drowning victim within 30 seconds. Able to keep their face out of the water. Able to call for help. Able to wave for help.

Why do lifeguards rotate?

To combat both physical and emotional fatigue, guards should be rotated at least every 30 minutes with an additional 10-minute break every hour. Lifeguard rotations are an important step in keeping guards focused and alert.

What is another term for lifeguard?

What is another word for lifeguard?

lifesaver rescuer
beach attendant pool attendant
swimming pool attendant

Why do lifeguards walk back and forth?

Hello and thank you for asking such a great question! Our lifeguards are required to walk back and forth every 10 seconds to check the safety and perimeter of the pool. The hand motions are to show that they are looking at the water to ensure our guests safety.

Why do lifeguards nod their head?

Head bobbing, or the official name, 10/20 scanning, represents the time a lifeguard has to scan their zone in the pool, and then if need be, respond and make a save.

What do female lifeguards wear?

In the beginning lifeguard agencies required the females to wear one piece lifeguard swimsuits, but now most female guards are allowed a choice between a one-piece lifeguard swimsuits like the X-Back Elite, or two-piece lifeguard swimsuits like the rescue bikini.

Can lifeguards wear jewelry?

Accessories and Equipment. Reserve jewelry use for when you’re off the clock. A waterproof watch and whistle are the only accessories you’ll need; everything else can get in the way.