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What is a primary assessment in lifeguarding?

During the primary assessment, you are checking for any life-threatening conditions, including unconsciousness, absence of breathing, absence of pulse and severe bleeding. Check for responsiveness and, if the victim is conscious, obtain consent.

How many hours does a lifeguard work a day?

Working Conditions Lifeguards usually work forty hours a week. A short rest period is usually allowed each hour. Because pools are open to serve the public, many lifeguards work evenings and weekends.

What should a lifeguard bring to work?

What do I need to bring to my first day as a lifeguard?

  • Lifeguard uniform.
  • Sunglasses to block water’s glare.
  • Lifeguard whistle.
  • Sunblock.
  • Water bottle(s) to stay hydrated in the heat.
  • Snacks and/or meals.
  • A towel.
  • CPR Mask.

How much does it cost to hire a lifeguard?

The cost of hiring a professional American Red Cross certified lifeguard trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation varies. At Happy Swimmers, the fee is $180 for the first three hours, with an additional per-hour charge after that.

What are the requirements to be a lifeguard at the YMCA?

To gain a YMCA lifeguard job, applicant must hold lifeguard and CPR certification. A lifeguard may need to possess a pre-employment physical and a skills test. Additional job duties a lifeguard performs include preparing activity and incident reports and performing pool maintenance.

What is the lifeguard certification test?

During this test, you will be required to continuously swim 300 yards, either front crawl or breast stroke. You are also required to tread water for two minutes without the use of your hands. Once you’ve’ve demonstrated you can swim, you will be required to complete the lifeguard brick test.

What do you wear to lifeguard training?

A swimsuit (women: modest one piece is recommended, men: trunks or jammers), a towel, goggles are recommended, pen or pencil, notebook for notes, water bottle, and a lunch/snacks. All participants will receive a loan book and pocket mask the first day of the course.