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Become A Summer Lifeguard
It's getting to be that time of year when students & young
people of all ages are looking for summer work. If
you are one of those young people, and if you are anything like
my own children, then you want a job that will pay you a lot and
that you will really enjoy. Perhaps you should consider being a
lifeguard this summer.
Being a lifeguard during the summer has many advantages. But
first, you have to become certified if you want to be able to
legally lifeguard. Look for information in your newspaper, at
your school, or online about when and where the certification
classes will be offered for lifeguard training. Whether or not
you realize it now, being a lifeguard is a huge responsibility,
so take it seriously and get the best training you can find.
Once you are properly certified to become a lifeguard, then you
can begin looking for the right job for you. One of the most
obvious benefits of being a lifeguard is that you get to spend
your summers mostly outside. For people who love the heat and
the water, there can be no better way to pass your days. Many
lifeguards you see are the most tan people around by the end of
But don't become a lifeguard just to get a tan. Think instead
about how many people's lives you are working to protect.
Everyone needs to know that there job is valuable, and a
lifeguard should be assured that their job truly matters and
that they have an important role to play. Just think about the
responsibility you have to keep an eye on the beach before you
and to be the first to keep people safe and to rescue them if
there is a problem in the water.
Learning how to become a lifeguard is a great skill to have. You will
never regret learning how to swim properly and learning
techniques for saving people struggling in the water. So find
out the details about becoming a lifeguard in your area this
summer and then pursue it. See what fun you can have spending
your days on the beach, meeting new people and getting the
chance to protect and keep them safe. There is no better
feeling, and no better job, then one you love and that matters
all at the same time.
About the Author: Belina Storrey is an employment consultant
that loves to help teens find summer jobs. She encourages many
to become a lifeguard for the summer months. See
http://www.lifeguardgroup.info for more.