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Why Should Every Pool Party Have a Lifeguard?

Whenever I lifeguard at a pool party there is always one parent that sits next to the pool watching their children like a hawk. After about thirty minutes, the parents always comes up to me and tells me how glad they are that I am there and how this might be the first kid's pool party that he or she gets to enjoy. The reason for this is because that one parent was at a party where a child almost drowned or someone got hurt. This can all be prevented by having a lifeguard there who knows how to scan the water properly and is trained to be proactive. This lifeguard's sole concern should be enforcing rules, watching the kids in and around the pool, and making sure that all children in the pool are in zones that they can actually swim in. A lot of the time the parent that is 'lifeguarding' the pool is afraid of yelling at children that are not thier own, they are also not trained in CPR/AED, first aid, or lifeguarding. This is why it is crucial to hire a lifeguard for your pool party.

The crazy thing is that most pool parties do have a parent that watches the children but it only takes 35 seconds for a child to go from swimming to dead and it always happens when they look away for just a second to talk or look at their phone. Very few parents are going to watch the pool every second of a pool party. This is why I started this lifeguard contracting company, to keep people safe in and around the pool. I strongly believe that every pool party should have a lifeguard because they know how to scan the water, dont feel bad about enforcing rules, and know how fast a child can drown. Cooksey's lifeguard is where you go!


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