Cool New Lifeguards Techniques At Michigan’s Adventure?
While at Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon I noticed the Lifeguards doing the weirdest yet coolest thing.
The young lifeguards each had a different section of the Lazy River and wave pools. They would scan up / down, left / right and then swing their head around for a full scan almost like a really suave dance move. Some of them were so into it. It was crazy entertaining to watch. This is not at all how I remember life guards in the past. I thought they sat in a chair and jumped into action when someone got their attention. This is kind of incredible. Another cool thing I witnessed was the shift change. When a lifeguard gets replaced both the new and the old lifeguard do a scan using their hands following the same path. It almost looks like a ceremony.
I didn't have the guts to record video of this with my iphone. I'm an older chubby guy, taking video of a teen lifeguard. You can see how I wasn't in hurry to be in that situation.
But I found a video of a lifeguard doing a similar thing at a different wave pool. See below.
This may not be as new as I thought since this video is from 2014. However, I've never noticed it until they year. And it's hard to miss.
Have you seen this new technique?