As swimming dominated the second day of the Olympics, a photo from an August 4 New York Times article on Olympic lifeguards dominated Twitter. Because, yeah, that lifeguard looks really bored.
Pointless job number 5643.— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) August 8, 2016
Being a lifeguard at the Olympic swimming venue... pic.twitter.com/KN6WOFjbKh
I imagine being a lifeguard at the Olympics is about as pointless as being a weatherman in San Diego pic.twitter.com/aHL6o7gLzU— Ricky Smith (@Rickonia) August 8, 2016
According to The New York Times, around 75 men and women are employed as Olympic lifeguards, on hand in case an injury robs one of the best swimmers in the world of their Aquaman powers.