Tag Archives: Original Watermen

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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Apr
27
Lifeguard Rash guards: 5 Important Benefits to Ensure Yours Have

Lifeguards, junior lifeguards, surfers, standup paddle boarders, boogie boarders and all other water adventurers that spend time in the ocean, rivers, lakes or pools, need to be protected from the elements (sun, sand, wind and cold). They spend long hours, day after day battling the elements that wreak havoc on their bodies without the proper […]
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