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Do you think morbidly obese people should be lifeguards? Poll!

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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Question: She morbidly obese people be allowed to be lifeguards at a beach?

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We were at the beach today and there is a morbidly obese woman lifeguard.  I would guess that she is about 5'4" (I was standing there talking to her so I know she was that tall because I am that size) and about 270-290lbs.  

She told me that my son, who can swim on his own, could not go out too far in her station of the beach because if something happened to him and he went under she would not be able to save him.  She said herself that because of her weight she would not be able to run and swim to him.

I appreciated her honesty and moved to another part of the beach where the lifeguard was fine with kids going out far.  I wasn't mad, I am glad she warned me.  But do you think it's right that she has people's, especially childrens lives in her hands when she said herself that she will not be able to preform properly?  Obviously she had to do training and become certified in order to work there. 

by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:24 PM


Why or why not?

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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If they can pass the requirements needed to save a life
livelaughlov26
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM
No
IFartGlitter
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM
3 moms liked this

Sure. We float ;)

working-girl
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

outtamymynd
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM
If they can pass the test, I don't see why not.
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svolkov
by Emerald Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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If they are unable to fulfill the physical requirements of tje job than definitely not.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM

If she can't cover the area then she shouldn't be.

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:29 PM


Like I said, this lady had to have been certified.  She flat out told me she couldn't (which makes me assume that the certification is a joke and is nothing like saving a real life) save a life.  Again, I appreciate that she told me so I could go else where but what if one day a kid drowns on her watch because of it?

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

If they can pass the requirements needed to save a life



working-girl
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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Oh... why or why not?

They can not get up, run, or swim as fast as a physically fit person. Plain and simple. No need to be all politically correct on this topic. There are lives at stake!

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