Holden Peters expects nothing exciting to happen during the summer before his final year of high school. But in a spontaneous act of bravery, he saves his pretty next door neighbour from drowning and is deemed as a local hero. Thanks to his newfound reputation, he's given a job as a lifeguard at the local pool. But the responsibility of saving lives quickly takes its toll on him and he realises that it's impossible to save everyone. Some things are just out of his hands.