21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You’re A Lifeguard

“NO RUNNING ON THE POOL DECK!”

Whistle

Whistle

What other people think it means: A small device you blow into to make a sharp, high-pitched noise.

 

What lifeguards know it means: That thing you twirl around when you’re sitting in the guard chair, and drop in the pool WAY too often.

 

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Running

Running

What other people think it means: The fastest way people can move on their own.

 

What lifeguards know it means: What you’re constantly yelling at kids for doing on the pool deck.

 

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Pool

Pool

What other people think it means: A man-made body of water used for recreation and leisure.

 

What lifeguards know it means: Basically, your office and the place you spend way, way too much time.

 

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Thunder

Thunder

What other people think it means: A weather phenomenon.

 

What lifeguards know it means: The best possible noise you can possibly hear when you’re lifeguarding because it means you get at least half an hour of FREEDOM — and you’ve developed superhuman senses to detect.

 

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