Tag Archives: Earn your salt

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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Jan
16
Stingray Stings Are Still Rampant on The Coast

Stingrays are still abundant along the coast. Record breaking numbers of people getting stung have been reported every day. New Years day one year ago 20 people got stung at Newport Beach compared to an incredible 127 this year, and nearly 400 people in one week got stung in Huntington Beach. What’s Behind the Surge […]
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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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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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