earn your salt

Aug
01
Recreational Water Contamination

Lifeguards have to know how to use lifesaving equipment, crowd control, speaking with respect to parents, and teaching children correct water etiquette, but that is not all, lifeguards are also responsible for public health safety as it relates to water contamination, in the pool and at the ocean. Pool Contamination Contamination can lay unseen by […]
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Jun
08
Knowledge of a Pool Lifeguard

Lifeguards know what kind of swimmer you are before you even hit the water! Lifeguards recognize potential at-risk swimmers by the way the way they approach the water. Strong swimmers will approach the water full of confidence. Confident swimmers usually enter the water in one fluid motion; they will jump, dive or even run to […]
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May
03
Minimum Lifeguard Uniform and Equipment Requirements

Lifeguard Uniform Lifeguard uniform requirements are basically the same throughout the world, men’s lifeguard board shorts, women’s lifeguard swimsuits and t-shirts printed with the words Lifeguard or guard. Board short lengths are designated by each lifeguard agency. Long board shorts can hinder leg movement and interfere with rescues. Lifeguard apparel should always be made from […]
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Apr
18
How to Choose the Right Summer Surf Camp or Jr. Lifeguard Program?

Not many people realize the benefits of sending your children to surf camp, or a professional Jr. Lifeguard program. Not only do children get the chance to interact with other kids, they learn independence and social skills in many aspects. Here is all you the information you need to make an educated decision. Junior lifeguard programs […]
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Apr
02
Why Lifeguard Uniforms are the Color they are, and how that’s Changing

Ergonomics is a fancy word for scientific studies conducted to understand the interactions of humans and other elements of a system. The ergonomics study done recently for lifeguard personnel questioned what color uniform (boardshorts or swim suits) lifeguards or other first responders should wear to be noticed in a crowd. In 2009 the study declared that […]
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Mar
13
Why You Shouldn’t Swim or Surf After it Rains?

Ever hear the warning ‘don’t swim or surf after it’s rained’? Runoff Rain Water This is because of the surface runoff in rainwater, created by urbanization. This runoff is a major source of flooding and water pollution in urban communities worldwide. Surface street run off waters are dumping serious amounts of bacteria, human and animal waste overflow and hundreds of pounds […]
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