Watermen Shorts

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
08
Want a Lifeguard Job? What to Expect at Lifeguard Tryouts

Want a Lifeguard Job? What to Expect at Lifeguard Tryouts We know how physically, and mentally challenging lifeguarding can be. So, to help you prepare for the lifeguard swim tryouts, here is some important information for 2018. What to Expect for Lifeguard Tryouts? Beach Lifeguards swim 1,000 yards in open water (time limit of 20 […]
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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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Sep
14
Why Going Outside is Important?

For those in cooler climates the summer is their chance to go outside without having to bundle up in a few layers. Even so, we meet people from time to time (from both cold and warm climates) that seclude themselves indoors for a majority of their free time. We get it.. After a long week […]
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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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