By Anonymous - United States
Today, I was at work lifeguarding and saw a kid drowning on the far end of the pool. I decided running would be the quickest way to get to her, but as I ran across the pool deck I slipped and hit my head. The kid's mother jumped in to save her child and then called an ambulance for me. FML
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Not only is there generally that rule which lifeguards enforce, but in lifeguard training, you are told not to run for that very reason and told to go through the water. If it's REALLY crowded in the water, blow your whistle really loud and tell people to move. YDI, OP! You fail at your job.

  SoniaLovesYou  |  0

Unfortunately you're right, and that's why I voted both ways.

FYL for sure, but also - although I hate to say it as a fellow lifeguard AND North Carolian - YDI for RUNNING ON THE POOL DECK!!!!!! XD

  droplets  |  0

they were just trying to do their job. I'm a lifeguard, and if you're the only one on duty, sometimes it can be too late when you swim all the way to the victim. They shouldn't have run, but that doesn't mean that they're a bad guard. Have some respect. I seriously doubt that you could do a submerged unconscious victim rescue and backboard.

  VeganVampyre  |  26

121- you're as stupid as the OP, then. Please don't ever try to save me from drowning. If you run by a pool you risk falling (like OP did). And if you fall and hurt yourself (like OP did) then you can't help the drowning person at all (which is why the mom had to do OP's job and save her child herself). Which is why they say never to run near a pool, because its dangerous, and also why you especially shouldn't run to rescue someone who's drowning. Because he was actually risking 2 people's lives by running- his own, since he could have hit his head and drowned; and the child, who could have also drowned while OP was unconscious/ dying due to his own stupidity. You get how he was risking someone's life now?