New York : PowerKids Press, 2016.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Swimming is a fun but dangerous activity. Lifeguards help us stay safe while having fun, thanks to their special life-saving skills and first-aid training. Readers learn about these community heroes and explore a typical day in the life and the requirements needed to perform this job. The text explores lifeguarding equipment, how lifeguards respond in an emergency, and the characteristics a person must have to be good at this job. Readers are encouraged to think about if this career is right for them, and are provided with the information needed to pursue lifeguarding in the future. Age-appropriate language, colorful photos, fact boxes, sidebars, and infographics make it fun to learn about this exciting career.
Series: Spilsbury, Louise. Careers that count.
Contents: Which careers count? -- Heroes on the water -- A typical day -- Safety first -- On watch -- Emergency! -- Water rescue -- Rescue equipment -- Medical aid -- Poolside duties -- Be prepared! -- Risks and rewards -- Could you have a career that counts?