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Jan
29
So, You Want to Be a Lifeguard? Certification and Testing

California’s beautiful State Parks encompass over 900 miles of ocean coastlines plus thousands of miles of reservoir, lake and river shorelines. Thousands of lifeguards protect these water sources, to ensure the safety of the 50 million people, that travel to these parks each year. California’s State Parks employ around 600 seasonal lifeguards each summer. And […]
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Dec
27
So, You Want to Be a Lifeguard? Understanding Lifeguard Duties

Millions of visitors and locals hit the beaches, lakes, rivers and pools each year. But sometimes we need a little help, and there are lifeguards in place to do just that. No matter what kind of lifeguard you are, your one number task is not rescuing people, instead your main duty is to prevent and […]
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Oct
31
How to Stay Warm When Swimming in Cold Water?

How can they do it? How can people will themselves to take off their clothes and get into icy cold water? Are they crazy? Cold water, cold weather and cold bodies, nothing stops the true watermen. Lifeguards and Coast Guards must perform dangerous icy water winter rescues and participate in winter tri-outs and practice rescues […]
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Oct
06
What to Pack for Surfing in Baja?

Baja California Mexico is a surfers paradise but also a brutally harsh environment for humans to survive in. Adventures in Baja, away from the main towns, are not for the air conditioning hotel going types. Dirt is everywhere, cacti are everywhere, and there is no fresh water to speak of. No wonder it hasn’t been […]
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Sep
11
What a True Watermen Wears

Watermen…true Watermen… the term is sought after, respected, yet the TRUE definition has remained a mystery. The earliest use of the term started in the 12th century and was used to describe the water ferry drivers who fared passengers across dangerous waters in some of the most volatile weather conditions imagined. It has since become […]
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