Lifeguarding is a great summer job for working on your tan and making some cash, but only if you can actually do the job required. Lifeguard Thomas McGuire said that the best lifeguarding practice is to minimize risk. This way, fewer people will get hurt and the pool will be a safe place for everyone to cool off.
McGuire said that the best ways to minimize risk as a lifeguard are to keep track of kids in your area, scan the water and don’t let kids who aren't strong swimmers in deeper water. By practicing these strategies, lifeguards can be the best defense against pool-related injuries.