I am a lifeguard at my local pool. It is a really hard job! I originally thought it wouldn't be too hard but it is physically, mentally and sometimes emotionally draining. It isn't so much rescuing people. (It is very rare that someone will start drowning.) It is more about telling people off when they do the wrong thing and making sure that everyone stays safe.
Being a girl and only 15, it is sometimes really hard to get people to take you seriously especially guys. You have to be really tough sometimes. Being a girl you also have to deal with tonnes of guys hitting on you which can drive you insane. It is a rewarding job though and generally pays really well! --Simone