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Good Guard Bad Guard by Mario Vittone

Turley, Angela - Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Another great article about water safety from Mario Vittone. Are you heading to a pool this summer? Read this article and understand what to look out for.

It’s July and hot outside and you head to the neighborhood pool for the day.  The kids want to swim and you just want to be doing nothing for awhile.  Everyone files through the gate as you scan for an open lounge chair and your friends.  The kids have sunscreen on, you have your book, and yes – Mike is the lifeguard on duty.  You like Mike.  He’s a good kid and always nice to yours and he doesn’t tolerate too much funny business.  He’s been a lifeguard here for three seasons now, he’s Red Cross certified, and you have seen him in action.  With cat-like reflexes and keen eyes, Mike has yanked more than a his share of non-swimming kids out of the deep end.  “Why don’t their parents watch them more closely?” you think. Then you crack open your book as your strong-swimming kids head into the pool under the watchful eye of good-old Mike.

The full article may be found at: http://mariovittone.com/2011/06/good-guard-bad-guard/

Mario Vittone's website has many great articles about Boating Safety and Water Safety. Mario has nineteen years of combined service in the US Navy and Coast Guard.

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