Lifeguards can often be found on beaches or swimming pools. They are expected to keep a vigilant watch over the water to make sure no one is in an unsafe position. They save people from drowning, and can work as basic first responders administrating CPR or mouth to mouth.

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Where did they film the Sam Elliot movie Lifeguard?

Lifeguard (1976) was filmed at Torrance Beach at Burnout, Torrance, California, USA.


Can you be a lifeguard if you have a criminal record?

That would be the decision of the employer of the lifeguard.


How many different arrangements can be made using 4 of the letters from the word lifeguard?

Since the word LIFEGUARD has no duplicate letters, the number of arrangements of any 4 of the letters is simply the number of permutations of 9 things taken 4 at a time, which is 9! / (9 - 4)!, or 9! / 5!, or 9 x 8 x 7 x 6, or 3024.

English to Spanish

How do you say lifeguard equipment in Spanish?


What should lifeguards wear to work?

A bathing suit, water shorts, sunglasses, and lots of sunscreen


How many Lifeguards in Boy Scouts of America?

It is not possible to answer this question.

The BSA offers a Lifesaving merit badge but this is not the certification needed to be a lifeguard. Several other organizations, such as the American Red Cross, offer those courses and certifications. I do not believe anyone has a combined registry of both lifeguard certification and scouting.


What are the differences between a pro and civilian lifeguard?

Only one difference. The Pro gets paid for his guarding. The standards have to be the same.


What are responsibilities of a lifeguard?

The most commonly-used job description of a lifeguard that seems to transcend all facilities and areas is thus:

To ensure the safety of all patrons present by enforcing facility regulations, monitoring activity, and rendering emergency care in the event that a patron suffers from an incident. Furthermore, lifeguards are also responsible for maintaining the quality of a facility by regulating the behavior of patrons.

All other responsibilities are usually, in one way or another, either directly or indirectly related to the points given above.


What kind of training does a lifeguard need?


How many GCSEs do you need take to be a lifeguard?

To become a lifeguard you need at least a+ to become a lifeguard.


What is a junior lifeguard?

In Canada, a Junior Lifeguard is a lifeguard who has their NLS (National Lifesaving) certificate but is under the age of 18--the minimum age for lifeguard certification is 16. Because they are so young, they are legally not able to be responsible for a large group of people, and so are not allowed to guard by themselves. Typically a junior guard is hired for shift where two or more guards are needed so there can be a senior guard (over the age of 18) with them. I'm not sure about the States (but I think it is the same).

There is also something different called Junior Lifeguard Club. The members of this club are not usually lifeguards, but take part in lifesaving activities that will build their swimming and rescue skills. This makes it much easier for them once they have reached an age to get thier certification.


What is the Lifeguards name in the sandlot?

Wendy Peffercorn


How much does a lifeguard make?

Lifeguards pay range can range depending what facility that one works at here is a example some lifeguards can make as much to $8-$15 dollors an hour.As a stated before it depends on the facility.


I have never, ever heard of a lifeguard earning $15.00/hour. This may hold true if you are a veteran, head-guard on a highly-trafficked beach-front facility, but I believe anywhere from $7.00/hour to $9.00/hour, all depending on your age, years on the job, and the state in which you are employed (e.g.: minimum wage).


I have worked as a both a head and regular life guard for 8 years and I wouldn't consider working for or hiring a guard for less than $14.00 per hour. If you want quality staff you need to ensure they have proper qualifications and MATURITY. I promise you the only training that some one making $7.00-$15.00 an hour will have is BC, SFA-CC, and if your lucky NLS and will be 14-16 yrs old. At the last pool I supervised I was making $22.00/hr and all of my staff were making $14.00/hr-Junior Guard <1yr exp. $16.00/hr-lifeguard 1-3 yrs exp. and $18.00/hr-Senior Guard 3-5 yrs exp. Each of these positions have incremental wage increases and dental and pension benefits throughout the work period and each member has logged hours and is expected to renew certification annually. There is also waterfront director career building programs if the individual is interested.

100% of teenage lifeguards require mentoring and regular training/re-certification. One of the first facilities I worked for had a girl who had an epileptic seizure in the pool and the junior guard was the only person on deck because management decided that it was more cost effective to hire 16 year old kids to monitor the safety of the patrons. The girl ended up being retrieved by another swimmer and the lifeguard was asked "aren't you going to do something?" he responded, "I don't know what to do."

The $44,000/year Diploma manager with <1 yrs exp. put the $20,800/yr lifeguard in a position he should never have been in alone in the first place to save a buck.

This situation ended up in a young girl being in a coma for 4 days and a $480,000 lawsuit against the facility by her parents. The funny thing is how can you expect a 16 year old to save some ones life when they have never done it before or seen some one do it before? The pool was privately run and closed down that same year.

Now this kid might seem like an idiot but he just froze in a new and scary situation, it happens almost every new guard when in a life threatening situation. 6 years later he is one of the best professionals in the field responding to a wider range of incidents than even myself. I have had the pleasure of working with and hiring him in a different position.

Like most things in life you get what you pay for!


What is the difference between a lifeguard and a pool attendant?

A lifeguard is a certified life saver, a pool attendant usually maintains the pool


What do you need to become a lifeguard?

In order to become a lifeguard you must go through a 2 week class (depending on your instructor can be shorter). In this class they will teach you the fundamentals to life guarding and other rescue skills including such below. There are also several swimming portions throughout the class. There are also pre-requirements in order to continue in the class before the second day. Some which can be swimming 500 yards which is about 20 laps (25 yards each way) lifting a brick from summered water and bringing it back, Also treading water for at least 3 minutes. There can also be several other requirements but this does depend on the facility that you take it at and also who the instructor is.

Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries

Rescue skills - in the water and on land

First aid training and professional rescuer CPR - to help you prepare for any emergency

Professional lifeguard responsibilities like interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons.

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The above explanation is a very good answer, except the length of a lifeguard class can vary greatly. The class I took was three months long, and lasted for an hour each day. Two- week courses usually take up about 4 hours of each day. Any class that takes less than two weeks is either going to be incredibly labor- intensive or poor. Most life-guarding classes straight through the American Red Cross do last about 2 weeks, but sometimes classes are set up through various organizations to develop a specialized schedule. The class I took was through my high school and the American Red Cross. Thus, class was held every day from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, right before school started each day. As far as finding a class is concerned, you should check first with your local YMCA or municipal fitness center. If you can't find any programs at any of those locations, contact your local American Red Cross chapter.


I did an NPLQ course that was run over 5 days 8-4, cost £175 and was one the most fun and probably EASIEST week of my life


What are the job responsibilities for a lifeguard?

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the pool area.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all patrons.
  • Enforce all rules in a professional manner.
  • Respond to emergencies.
  • Care for injuries, sudden illnesses, and other medical emergencies: give first aid, CPR, oxygen, etc.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Complete cleaning tasks as assigned.
  • Check pool chemicals.
  • Complete paperwork.
  • Answer telephones.
  • Register patrons for aquatic programs.

Note: Some employers require employees to attend monthly in-service meetings to learn important updates and to refresh lifeguarding skills.


Do junior lifeguards get paid?

Junior Lifeguards are usually paid with Community Service hours and Credits for High School needed to graduate because they are too young to legally get paid.


Do all lifeguards know CPR?

Yes all lifeguards are required to know infant, child and adult CPR.


What is minimum age for someone to be a lifeguard in the UK?

Not sure of other countries in the UK, however for England and Wales the age requirement is 16 for both beach and pool lifeguards.


What is the difference between bronze medallion and national lifeguard?

Bronze medallion is the first step to become a certified lifeguard. National Lifeguard Service is the last step and requirement to becoming a certified lifeguard. The prerequisite needed for NLS are Bronze Cross and standard first aid.


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Why lifeguards have white spot on their nose?

Not only lifeguards; some for fun. The real reason is because the nose is the one that can get dried or sunburned easily in the sun.


Is lifeguard a proper noun or common noun?

Proper noun


How do you become a lifeguard?

You can enroll for a lifeguard class at the local YMCA, it lasts 6 weeks and you are required to pass a swim test, take several written tests to ensure you know the material, a CPR test is also required to earn your certification, a test recovering bricks from the bottom of a pool, and rescuing a dummy in the water.


What is the minimum age to be a lifeguard?

15 with E&A (USA)

In England and Wales- 16 with the relevant NPLQ or NBLQ qualifications.


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