Saturday, 28 July 2007

One Life Saved!

Today surely marks the most memorable day of my life.....

I been working as a lifeguard since the age of 14 and today is my 1st time performing a real resuce!!!

Was coaching @ the pool with my kids when I suddenly heard a lady shouting "Help, Help!" At 1st, I thought it was some pranks or some training.... but when I scanned the pool... I saw a lady struggling in the middle of the pool.... My basic instince asked me to scan if anyone was "Ready" to save her... but I saw none.... But I have non-swimmer students who are swimming in the deep pool...

I needed to ask myslf... To save her or to take care of my students? Pls remember, my students are water-phobia... what if they drown? Then how? All these thoughts happened within like 2 seconds... and the answer came within 1 sec...

I pushed my kids to 1 side of the pool and went to that lady resuce..... When I was near her, she really grabbed onto me! Omg... She's really heavy... I mean... really heavy.... But still.. I needed to reassure her telling her that she's safe.... And I TOWED her all the way back to the shallow end...

Thank God she's fine.... I guess she just drank abit of water.. that's all... I'm glad I made the right decision today..... And I believe, I made a good role model to my students....

One of them asked... "Teacher... What happen just now?"

ME: " Oh... No lar... Nothing happen.."

Student: "Teacher you bluff... that auntie was drowning right..."

ME: "erm.. yar.... so you all better learn how to swim faster k! Next time you all can also learn how to save others if they are in trouble."

Event's like these don't happen often and I hope that they dun happen at all.... But still, we need to be very alert of what's around us.

My thoughts now... I feel really proud and good of myself knowing that my presence has made a difference in someone else life today (in terms of life and death)

Thought, I didnt get to catch her name.... I hope she's not scared by today event... Whatever your name is... if you ever come across this blog.... I hope you will continue to enjoy swimming. =)

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