So I thought this was a funny story the lifeguard told me.
The guards are required to renew their lifeguard certification every two years.
When I asked if he swims, he said “not regularly” and then when I asked if he exercises, he said half-jokingly: “I sleep, eat, and drink!”
But then he told me about the lifeguard exam and a couple of people who should’ve never been taking the test.
One lady gets waist deep into the pool, and the proctor tells the lady to swim to the other side of the pool and back. Instead of swimming, she starts crying hysterically that she doesn’t know how to swim!
Another guy was swimming funny with his arms flailing and his butt out of the water. When the proctor asked him what was up with that and to show him what was hiding under his trunks, the guy showed him that he was wearing an inflatable plastic band under his pants.
Fail, fail, fail–these are life endangering guards, NOT “lifeguards!” 😉
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)