Pool safety is an incredibly important thing to understand.
Between 2005 and 2009, an average of 3,533 unintentional drownings (non-boating related) occurred each year. Tragically, 20 percent of people who die from drowning are 14 or younger.
Still, the solutions are rather simple. According to the Center for Disease Control, the best ways to keep people safe are easily executable: Supervise your children, use the buddy system, learn to swim and avoid alcohol, among others. It also wouldn't hurt to learn CPR and put fences around your pools at home.
Luckily for us, a lot of pools and oceans are supervised by lifeguards. While you might be imagining a tan, bored teenager at work, the reality is that nearly 60 percent of child drowning victims lose their lives in a swimming pool. That might be the reason lifeguards like this one are so important.