Productive and fun workplace at pirates cove waterpark (NASCO)
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Lorton, VA – January 4, 2017
The process of becoming a lifeguard consisted of extensive training, which included in-class teaching, and training in the water. I have learned that being a lifeguard consists of many responsibilities. Thus, staying hydrated, using proper skin care throughout the day, staying alert, and being aware of your surroundings. It is my responsibility to insure safety for all patrons, including prevention of dangerous situations. I learned how to properly give CPR, scan the water, and how to retrieve drowning passive or active victims. Whether the patrons are submerged, or not submerged. A typical day would include a meeting every morning, preparation before openings, scanning the water, rotations, and closings with cleaning maintenance. Working there has provided me with many skills. Such as, learning to work as a team, managing and maintaining a clean and safe environment, and using good communication. The people whom I work with are very responsible, and friendly. They're no problems I have witnessed, or received. Personally, the hardest part of my job was communication with the parents of the children. There were slight situations where parents wouldn't like for me, or any guard, to correct certain behavior that was not safe for their child. The most enjoyable thing I admire about being a lifeguard, is that I am extremely privileged to be around many children with many lovely personalities, and being in a very fun work place.