Grade “A” Lifeguard

“As a lifeguard you have six hours of boredom [interrupted] by 30 seconds of terror,” says Mike Howard, operations director for Coney IslandPark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Sunlite Pool at Coney Island receives almost a half-million guests at its three-million-gallon pool during the summer season. When prospective lifeguards interview, Howard takes into consideration not only the person’s demeanor, but also the answers to a questionnaire, intelligence and previous levels of responsibility. Don Amblo, vice president of operations for American Leisure, …


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