Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Person with the best tan is swim staff of the summer!

I'm currently watching Canada Day fireworks from my computer room window while my eyes slowly droop closed. I can hear the 'pop's' even from this distance. I'm exhausted. First day of work today.

This summer I'm working at a summer day camp at a country club as a swimming instructor/lifeguard. I got to work this morning at the required time, 8:45, still unaware of what classes I was teaching come 9:20 a.m. The lists were still being put together. So the other 12 swim staff and myself frantically tried to figure out which kids were in which level for the next 4 hours or so. It didn't run smoothly, but we did a decent job for the information we started with. A few times the kids didn't even get into the water for more than 5 minutes. After 50 kids arrive five minutes late, have to still lay their towels out and take off their shoes and socks, and then figure out what instructor they're with, you can imagine that 30 minutes is practically done.

After our morning instructional my friends and I went down to the center of camp to have our lunch break, only to find out that we had to go straight to the indoor pool and start guarding because the youngest kids had already finished their lunches. We spent the next few hours chaotically guarding hundreds of kids at a play swim. To top it all off, near the end of the day, one of the kids made a floater in the pool. I got picked up at 4p.m., came home, showered, and headed off to family dinner at my grandparents. Right now, I've eaten so much good food I feel like I'm going to explode; that and I'm so tired.

This is my summer. Tomorrow will run smoother. I know it.
I'm going to sleep.


1 comment:

Ben said...

If that is what everyday will be like, I am glad that I am not a lifeguard.

but it does sound like you will never be bored, ever.