Parent Resource to Guard for Life

If you’re reading this, then congratulations!

We understand you might have a lot of questions about your child’s decision. Rest assured, American Pool’s Guard for Life recruiting and training programs offer the skills your child needs to protect themselves and others.

Is lifeguarding right for your child?

That depends. Lifeguarding is a demanding job that requires an expected level of maturity, physical fitness, and work ethic. That being said, it’s one of the best jobs imaginable to teach your child all these skills:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Lifesaving techniques
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking

Lifeguarding is also an excellent introductory position into the field of aquatics management. Many pool operators, managers, and technicians start out as lifeguards, as do first responders in the medical and law enforcement fields.

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