In many respects, open-water and water park lifeguards are more vigilant than swimming pool lifeguards because they know they are going to get wet helping guests due to waves, currents and high speed rides. Critical incidents are also more likely to happen at these aquatic facilities because of the sheer number of people as well as the many and varied challenges swimmers and waders face in these moving waters. Although swimming pool lifeguards may think their jobs are much easier than their counterparts working at beaches and water parks, in some respects pool guarding can be more difficult. Because most swimming pools lack environmental and manufactured rides and thrills, pool guards and parents often become complacent with their “safer” water environment. Complacency and over confidence can quickly set in and many lifeguards simply stay dry throughout the workday and don’t even like to get into the water when asked to. As a result, lifeguards and parents sometimes miss the unconscious or struggling victim they can’t even comprehend is actually in trouble in their pool. Because of this, perhaps it is time to call for a reversal of roles at swimming pools. Lifeguards should be mandated to be in the water more often during the days they work preferably with goggles on. Whether working or playing, lifeguards in the water should be instructed to scan the bottom and the water column for anything unusual. If lifeguards were required to be in the water regularly during their workday it would add an extra layer of protection in the water and below the surface. Additionally, we must have the courage to warn and educate those using our swimming pools that although our lifeguards are well trained, they simply cannot watch everyone all the time. Supervision is imperative but imperfect! Although we as professionals know that potential drownees may act deceptively in the water, many parents do not understand this important fact. Borrowing a phrase from Homeland Security, adults entering our facilities should be instructed: “If you see something, say something,“ when they see anything out of the ordinary. Whether it is a child on the bottom or on the surface that doesn’t look just right, parents should be instructed to immediately tell the closest lifeguard or other competent swimmer. Too many children have drowned in our swimming pools with both lifeguards and parents watching, thinking the victim was either safely holding their breath, playing or practicing. What do you think? Do you use similar strategies?