Sadly not all beaches and pool have these types of lifeguards. The statistics are sobering. On average, 10 people a day die from unintentional drowning. More than one in 5 drowning deaths involves a child 14 or younger. Some of those cases involve pools where life guards were on duty.
Lifeguarding is not only an important job, it is rewarding and excellent opportunity for teens as young 15 years-old to start a job they can build from. GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow is an exciting program where 11-14 year-olds build a foundation of knowledge, swimming and leadership skills for future completion of a Lifeguarding course.
Sources: CBS News