Limping Chicken: ‘Swimming with deafness – and becoming a lifeguard!’

Me, a Deaf Pool Lifeguard in my yellow Lifeguard tshirt standing on poolside with the swimming pool behind me

Hello,

This topic I’ve noticed is always a popular read, particularly as there’s a misconception that deaf people can’t swim… of course they can! I was once a qualified lifeguard!

‘I’m deaf and I love swimming! There’s something about taking my hearing aids out and swimming – the sense of tranquillity, peace and my own thoughts, away from the hustle and bustle of the noisy hearing world…

It might surprise some people but I was once a qualified lifeguard! It is possible for a deaf person to do this job, as it’s all about visual receptive skills watching out for hazards and people’s reactions when swimming… but more on that later!’

Read more on Limping Chicken:

‘Swimming with deafness – and becoming a lifeguard!’

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Love E x

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