What is the most difficult thing about being a lifeguard?
Asked at Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center on July 29, 2008
“Having to watch a lot of kids when there are so many people in the water.”
“Probably dealing with unhappy or dissatisfied parents. We have a lot of rules they’re not aware of; they are posted, but they don’t always read them. So sometimes they get upset when we are just trying to keep everyone safe.”
“The repeat offenders. There are a lot of regulars here that are always causing trouble, but it’s kind of a friendly rivalry.”
“Being out in the hot sun for eight hours a day. It’s a long time to just sit there. You have to make yourself pay attention.”