Today, I passed my lifeguard test. I’m pretty psyched. I’ve been stressing about the test for the last 3 days. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
We were given a study guide. I took it seriously. I went through the entire study guide (about 80 questions) twice. The first time I just answered all of the questions. The second time I looked up most of the answers in our book and noted the page number where most of the answers could be found. It turned out to be a great way to study for the written test. I ended up spending about 2 hours on the written portion.
In addition, I spent some time re-reading through the skill sheets. After the written test, we went to the pool and were given scenarios. We needed to activate the emergency action plan, enter the pool with the proper entry, make the appropriate save, etc. We each had 3 different scenarios to react to.
I won’t say I was worried for nothing. I was prepared because I wanted to pass the first time. I didn’t want to have to re-take any portion. I love it when I meet my goals.
I’m going to join the staff at the J. I’ll start out with an orientation and be put on the sub list. I’m not sure how much I will actually work, but I’m thrilled to have this important set of skills in my repertoire.