DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Of all the places that got at least some rain Monday, Water World in Dothan was spared for a couple of hours during its first annual Wiregrass Lifeguard Olympics.

The event allowed Water World lifeguards to showcase their ability to perform in several water rescue and emergency scenarios that could happen while they’re on the job. The aquatics manager explained why it’s so important for the lifeguards to be trained and prepared for anything.

“Public safety, a lot of people don’t realize that lifeguards are first responders,” Water World Aquatics Manager, Kelly Stakelum said. “They go in, they encounter people who are in scary situations in the water. If they don’t do their job somebody could die.”

If you would like to become a lifeguard, you can visit the website here.