Cute…Sweet…Blond…”Lifesaver!”

We were all in the water… trying to keep up with our enthusiastic water aerobic instructor… All of us talking to whoever was nearby… I guess it shows we can do two things at once… Amazing!… We had jogged… cross-country skied… marched like soldiers… did jumping jacks…  Well, you get the picture… One of the ladies I had been talking to earlier had stopped… was standing near the rope that divides us from the lap part of the pool  but, also close to the edge of the pool… She had a knee replacement  weeks earlier… so at times would just have to stop and take it easy… In fact she had just said so… Nothing unusual… She had been seen doing this before… All of a sudden! …there was a commotion to the back of us… coming from her direction… Our little cute, sweet, blond lifeguard we call Chastity… had this lady under the arms… holding onto her with all her might up out of the water from the edge of the pool  … She was hollering for some help in holding onto her… The lady looked passed out… like she had fainted… but, was coming around a little… Chastity was telling someone to push the alarm button   … But, as she was saying this… the lady was begging us not to… She said, “I’m alright… I do this sometimes”… We weren’t so sure… and continued to listen and observe her… Then we saw her with her inhaler … She had an asthma attack   … and thank goodness our little lifeguard was doing her job and alert to the situation!… The lady grew more aware of her surroundings as Chastity kept holding onto her… She said, “I did this before… so Chastity knew the signs as soon as she saw me in trouble”… The lady was helped out of the pool and sat on the bench along the wall for some time… She was fine it seemed… but, so grateful for Chastity’s quick thinking and action… She may be “cute”… she may be “sweet”… she may be “blond” but, there was no dumbness to this little life saver … She was a girl doing a job she had trained for… and had provenshe took it seriously!

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