Quiz: You Can Only Get 10/15 On This Test If You're A Lifeguard

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Could you be trusted with a life?

Take this quiz to find out if you have what it takes to be a real lifeguard by answering questions about water safety and emergency procedures.

 Aug 12, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
In what position should a person be in to receive CPR?
On their back
Standing up
On their stomach
2 of 15Pick your answer!
Under what circumstances should alcohol be consumed before swimming?
Only if you're wearing a life jacket
Under no circumstances
Only if you're at a really cool pool party
3 of 15Pick your answer!
How close should parents remain to their children around pools?
In the same general vicinity
A few feet away
Arm's length
4 of 15Pick your answer!
How long should you take to check a person’s pulse?
3 minutes
10 seconds
1 minute
5 of 15Pick your answer!
How tall should a pool fence be?
2 feet
At least 4 feet
1 foot
6 of 15Pick your answer!
What is the leading cause of death in children 1 – 4 years old?
Drowning
Choking
Disease
7 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following bodies of water does NOT have undertows?
Lakes
Rivers
Pools
8 of 15Pick your answer!
What is the oldest age you can be to get swimming lessons?
There is no age limit
45
21
9 of 15Pick your answer!
Where on the swimmer’s face do you place your ear to check for breathing?
Nose/mouth
Forehead
Cheeks
10 of 15Pick your answer!
When is swimming alone preferable?
When you want to burn calories swimming
When you want to have an adventure
Never
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Should CPR be performed in or out of the water?
Out
In
12 of 15Pick your answer!
What should you do when caught in a current?
Panic
Stay calm and float
Fight it
13 of 15Pick your answer!
When is unguarded water preferable to lifeguard-protected water for swimming?
Never
When you want privacy
When you want to practice your swimming skills
14 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following activities does NOT require a lifejacket?
Sunbathing
Knee-boarding
Boating
15 of 15Pick your answer!
What requires more advanced swimming skills: swimming in a pool or a lake?
Lake
Pool
They're the same
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