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Lifeguard Fun

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Rhaegar, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    There was a rescue at Summerbrooke yesterday. Very professional and the guard did not miss a beat... she was in the water within 3 seconds. The child had taken off the life vest and decided to jump back in the deep end... simple accident but thankfully all is well.
     
  2. TeamDonzi

    TeamDonzi ShowMeTheMoney!

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    That's great news, that can happen in a fraction of a second, thank goodness she brought her A game!
     
  3. signifer

    signifer Member

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    I wasn't implying that at all. Sorry if it came across that way. I find that I don't have the hang of tone; somehow when I try to be clear, it comes across as grumpy (or worse).

    My point was that I got the impression that several posters were advocating complaining about the lifeguard not being reasonable and I would bet that the behavior is the result of someone impressing on them a need to enforce the running rule. In my experience this usually happens when someone has complained to management about a lack of rule enforcement.

    Best regards.
     
  4. ChrisL

    ChrisL Member

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    I have to say if my 2.5 year old fell into the pool I would be right there behind her to grab her. However, if a lifeguard did nothing... I must confess I would probably go push them off their chair into the pool! :D Although, on second thought if they hit their head I'd have to rescue them. Nevermind!
     
  5. TeamDonzi

    TeamDonzi ShowMeTheMoney!

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    In my case, she just didn't react because my daughter saved him before she noticed. So she just sat there maybe stunned, maybe not, all I saw was the back of her head.
     
  6. peddler

    peddler Peddler

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    We're pretty fortunate to have mostly good guards and I have noticed generally good reaction times in the guards in Broadlands. Having been a lifeguard for 4 years in my distant youth, the good ones will acquire a sixth sense for anticipating trouble and develop lightning reactive skills - if they are trained by the right person. I was fortunate to have been trained by the writer of the Red Cross Water Safety book many years ago. He would tolerate no less than perfection.
     

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