outdoors

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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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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Dec
08
Help I’ve Been Stung by A Stingray, What Next?

Stingrays have made a prominent presence at the ocean beaches this year. The numbers of stingrays in the shallow waters at the beaches have been extraordinary. Beach goers have been getting stung by the hundreds. Summer is over but it’s still hot, and people are still flooding to the beaches. Though, the lifeguard towers are […]
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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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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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