What not to do while driving the lifeguard boat?

Since I’ve been working on the lake, I have seen many different times when people have incorrectly drove the lifeguard boat.  Docking the boat is probably the hardest thing to do in the boat.  My friend was learning have to drive the boat.  She went to go save someone.  When she came back she wasn’t paying attend and was going to fast while docking.  The boat went right up the side of the dock.  She managed to get the boat off the dock without hurting the boat but my boss was not very happy.

The most important thing to do while driving a boat is to be cautious while driving.  Many accidents happen when people aren’t paying attention to what they are doing.  As a lifeguard it is still important to be mindful of swimmers while operating a motor boat.  The waves can cause the swimmer to take in water which can potentially lead to them having trouble swimming and going under.  Although driving fun, we just have to be aware of our surroundings.  My boss recommended use to read this book to help use understand boating safety.  Dont-Hit-Dock-Boaters-Handling  It is extremely helpful.

Stay safe,

Your fellow guard


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