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


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?
Standing up
On their back
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?
Arm's length
In the same general vicinity
A few feet away
4 of 15Pick your answer!
How long should you take to check a person’s pulse?
1 minute
10 seconds
3 minutes
5 of 15Pick your answer!
How tall should a pool fence be?
At least 4 feet
1 foot
2 feet
6 of 15Pick your answer!
What is the leading cause of death in children 1 – 4 years old?
7 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following bodies of water does NOT have undertows?
8 of 15Pick your answer!
What is the oldest age you can be to get swimming lessons?
There is no age limit
9 of 15Pick your answer!
Where on the swimmer’s face do you place your ear to check for breathing?
10 of 15Pick your answer!
When is swimming alone preferable?
When you want to have an adventure
When you want to burn calories swimming
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Should CPR be performed in or out of the water?
12 of 15Pick your answer!
What should you do when caught in a current?
Fight it
Stay calm and float
13 of 15Pick your answer!
When is unguarded water preferable to lifeguard-protected water for swimming?
When you want to practice your swimming skills
When you want privacy
14 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following activities does NOT require a lifejacket?
15 of 15Pick your answer!
What requires more advanced swimming skills: swimming in a pool or a lake?
They're the same
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