No I do not know that
Is that required by the law?
A lot of pools only have one guard since they don’t have a lot of visitors
Plus I think most places have the masks for CPR
and I think the SOP for CPR has also changed
I’m not even sure if mouth to mouth is required anymore
So for some reason I can’t link to the guide but I got this instead
Seems like they only got rid of mouth to mouth because of the covid
But I somehow got the impression that it’s no longer there because of some research showing that it’s unnecessary…
Anyways I think a licensed lifeguard should be capable of making the decision
And it’s not weird to swim in the kiddy pool
Think of it as a beginners pool
Everyone starts at the beginners pool and slowly work their way up to the lanes
So there’s no need to be shy
If you’re actually drowning, a floatie is not going to save you.
~former lifeguard (if you’re able to grab a floatation device and it’s in a swimming pool, a lifeguard’s not even going to get their hair wet “saving” you)
Really, I know someone here who wasn’t required to do his military service because he was too overweight (and couldn’t do an Asian squat) and he was a lifeguard. I avoid all pools here and I’m (should make that past tense) a strong swimmer. The last thing you need is to have some unknown medical condition make its presence known while you’re swimming and the lifeguard is napping. I rescued NCAA swimmers at least once a season when I was in college – seizures and asthma attacks can happen to anyone. Meanwhile the 85 year old women never had trouble…
If I collapse on the sidewalk for no reason, ideally I’m transported via ambulance to take advantage of my NHI at the nearest hospital. If I collapse in the swimming pool with worthless “lifeguards”, I drown.
Or maybe the one death our pool experienced when I was a lifeguard has forever made the danger of swimming pools a bit more clear to me? Lifeguards who sleep, play with their phones, or come to work high as a kite are worse than no lifeguards at all.
Disintegration of societal trust and fear of infectious disease is my guess
Not so bad as other places at least
reminds me I saw a video of a child drowning in a chinese swimming pool - pool full of patrons, that is. They simply ignore him until his bobbing up and down with his back facing the ceiling