Have you ever heard of a height restriction for lifeguards?
My daughter who is just shy of 5 feet was told this evening that her hopes of being a lifeguard were slim due to her height. The instructor said that the minimum height for women was 5’2”. This is her very first instruction level class.
Now my daughter is feakishly strong. She is stronger than most boys her age. She is also a very strong swimmer as she has been a fish her whole life.
She has wanted to be a lifeguard since she was 7 and has taken every swimming course she can to get her to that goal. To say she was crushed when she got into the car after her lesson is an understatement.
I think that if she can pass all the training then why shouldn’t she be a lifeguard? I wouldn’t want her out there potentially saving lives if she can’t do the the job but if she can why would she be limited? What would 2 extra inches do for her?
Does anyone know anything about this?
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