This past Saturday, we drove to Bear Mountain State Park at 7:30 in the morning for him to take his state exam that would've enabled him to lifeguard at one of our state parks. This was definitely poor planning on our part. The second half of his lifeguard certification class where he learned CPR wasn't until Sunday (the day after the state test) which meant he wasn't schooled in CPR yet. When I signed Trevor up for the test I had mentioned this to them and they said it was okay if he just knew the basics. We went over it with him and he had a good basic knowledge of what he needed to do but it just wasn't enough to pass the test. That, coupled with the fact that he had very little sleep the three days prior to the test just didn't make a good combination for passing the swimming part of the test.
There were kids there that looked to be in top physical shape that didn't even finish the swimming part of the exam because of how difficult it was. I told Trevor how proud of him I was for completing the swimming (he failed the time requirement to swim 7 lengths of the pool by ten seconds) and that next year, if he chooses to take the exam again, he'll know what to expect and how to prepare for it.
|The lifeguard chair reflected in the pool.|
|It was an absolutely beautiful day although it was only 62 degrees and the pool water was freezing!!|
|This turkey vulture watched over the pool as the exam took place. Trevor told me the kids were joking around saying it was waiting to see who didn't know how to swim!! : )|
Many blessings for a very happy Tuesday ~ Wendy