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Jun
27
Beach Safety – A Lifeguard Speaks About the Essentials You Need

Here is a list of beach and safety essentials put together by a professional lifeguard.  To date, most of the “What to take to the beach?” lists say the same thing, that is why our lifeguards have come up with a comprehensive list we guarantee, you never thought of. And for your convenience, everything is […]
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Jun
15
Rip Currents: The Oceans Silent Killer

Lifeguards around the world, save more people from rip currents than any other ocean danger. Rip currents are the number one killer of beachgoers.  Lifeguards perform over 70,000 ocean rescues per year and more than 80% of all lifeguard rescue attempts involve saving someone caught in a rip current. Rip currents claim over 100 victims […]
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Jun
13
Shark, Guns, Pools, Oh My

Yes, we have shark attacks and guns but drowning is the most serious threat to children. In 2015, an estimated 372,000 people died from drowning compared to 291 from accidental gunshot wounds and zero shark attack deaths. Guns are lethal weapons and should be securely locked and kept from children, however, a swimming pool is […]
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Jun
02
How Lifeguards should protect their skin from the Summer Sun

Lifeguards throughout the world work in the sun, sand, and water with little protection from the harmful effects of the sun. 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) from the Sun. In just the USA over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated yearly. Over the […]
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May
24
Stingrays: How bad is Their Sting

Humans spend billions of hours in the water, specifically the ocean. One of everyone’s biggest fear is to be attacked by a shark. Yet in 2016 there were only 4 fatalities resulting from unprovoked shark attacks worldwide and 0 fatalities in the United States. Stingrays, a cousin of the shark, on the other hand, have […]
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May
05
So You Want To Be A Lifeguard? Things to Consider Before You Apply

People of all ages and from all walks of life are lifeguards. Lifeguards are needed at pools, lakes, rivers, summer camps and at the beach. Reasons for becoming a lifeguard vary from person to person. Some want to be a guard because it’s great pay in great locations or they consider Lifeguarding a career builder, […]
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