It’s a lifeguard’s job to keep swimmers safe at the beach or pool, but they don’t usually have to save people on their first day at work! Meet Jack Viglianco, 15.
This teenage lifeguard put his life-saving skills to the test, just 20 minutes into his first shift at the Foster Pool in Lakewood, Ohio. Jack got his first job as a lifeguard, after completing his training last week. On the first day, he saw a young child, flailing in the water, screaming out for help.
“I’m glad that I knew what I was doing, up on that chair,” he said.
If he hadn’t, a 4-year-old child may have died. Jack quickly jumped into action before the child went underwater. He said his adrenaline was pumping, and his hands were shaking.
“I mean, it was my first day,” said Jack, “I mean, my heart was racing.”