Just shooting some Bball outside the school.
With a couple of Guards there were up to some good
Keepin' kids safe in the neighborhood
I heard one little shout, I got up real cool
& Then I saved a life -- the Princess of the Pool
Yes. Lifeguarding actually involves saving lives. I have saved three lives, I have provided first aid numerous times, and I have yelled at rule breakers hundreds of times.
Minimum Lifeguard Requirements
Swim 550 yards in a pool (A least 100 yards must be freestyle)
Tread water for two minutes
Retrieve a weighted brick from the deep end
You can apply for lifeguard positions once you have your Lifeguard, First Aid & CPR Certification. The Red Cross is the main place I get my certifications at, although some jobs may train you and pay for it themselves (like the summer camp I worked at).
Check out the Red Cross to find trainings near you.