Lifeguard/Camp Counselor, Greenwich, CT - August 26, 2014
A typical work day would be opening up the pool every morning, preparing a general activity with the other lifeguards that we can use for every age at the camp. I learned that there's much more to being a lifeguard than watching the children in the water. You have to make sure that they feel comfortable in whatever place they feel to swim. I also learned that communication is the key to a safe environment. My co-workers were pleasant and definitely would love to work with them again. The hardest part of my job was dealing with children that were absolutely petrified of the water to the point where the would cry before attempting to try. I had to reassure them that it's okay to feel scared but my job was to make them know that I'll keep them safe and will not let them drown or feel uncomfortable. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing their smiling faces once they become truly comfortable with the water as well as watching their swimming advance.