A lifeguard serves as a manager of both public safety and general activities and should always perform their duties ethically. All lifeguards are dedicated to the key goal of lifesaving. Most lifeguards will perform many life saving acts with little to no recognition. The professional lifeguard is reliable, mature, consistent, and maintains an expert knowledge of the aquatic environment. A professional appearance and readiness to respond is critical to professional open water lifeguarding. Lifeguards must train diligently in order to maintain their skills and readiness.
Many emergencies occur because people presume that conditions will be similar to those near their home or the same as the last time they visited Myrtle Beach. Lifeguards should never assume that beach visitors are familiar with a beach’s particular hazards or energy conditions, such as waves or currents. Lifeguards must always anticipate lack of experience and poor judgement on the part of the beach visitors.
The stress of a lifeguard’s responsibilities can sometimes be immense. The challenges however, make lifeguarding one of the most diverse and rewarding jobs available. How many people can go home after work with the satisfaction of knowing that they have performed the most important act of all in our society, the saving of a life?
If/While in a position of being a Chair/Umbrella Attendant, employees will exemplify the same outward confidence and appearance towards all beachgoers. Although attendants do not have the primary responsibility of water supervision, they are expected to maintain the same standards as the lifeguard they are operating behind.