NEW YORK (PIX11) — Two New York lifeguards can now add a couple more skills to their resumes: writers and authors.

The Jones Beach veteran lifeguards were approached by publishers to get an insider’s perspective of the job.

As Memorial Day brings in the summer and the United States deals with a national lifeguard shortage, “Lifeguarding for Dummies” has been published to give an insight into what it means to save a life. 

PIX11 photojournalist Keith Lopez sat down with the authors to get their stories.