Lifeguard Equipment

Nov
07
How to Keep Warm After Getting out of the Water?

Hoodies, Jackets and Sweatpants Whether you are waiting for a rescue, your competition to begin, or you have just completed your event, there are a variety of hoodies, windbreakers and sweatpants to keep you warm and help get rid of the after chill. Here are some of our favorites. Humboldt Hoodie Say you are lobster […]
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Aug
21
6 Things to Pack for the Beach

The beach is full of people, tourists, locals, professionals, and true watermen. Tourists flood to the beach with cars and wagons piled high with ice chests, towels, chairs and huge umbrellas or shade tents. Tourists wear different clothes; they do different things and have different needs at the beach then the locals, professionals or true […]
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Aug
11
What Do I Wear? Women’s Lifeguard Apparel

Lifeguarding for Women Women officially began lifeguarding in the 1970s. Lifeguarding is a tough demanding job. Originally male lifeguards were opposed to women in lifeguard positions because they did not think women could physically handle the job but the courageous act of Sharon Law helped change their tune. Law single handedly saved 20 people in […]
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Aug
03
History of Lifeguard Equipment & Clothing Over the Past 100 Years

In the Beginning: Lifeguard Equipment and Clothing Back in 1913 the beach lifeguards would row a small wooden rescue boat from the beach through the rolling surf to pull the stricken swimmers from the water. Rowing boats through waves and surf was slow and dangerous for both the lifeguard and the drowning victims. Throughout the […]
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Jul
06
What to do When Stung by a Stingray?

If you haven’t then consider yourself very lucky. Stingrays inflict a whole world of pain on their unfortunate victims, and the only treatment is to endure the gut churning pain, while soaking the injured limb in borderline scalding water. Stingrays are everywhere in the United States There are twenty-two different species of stingrays in the […]
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