Tag Archives: Original Watermen

Jun
08
Knowledge of a Pool Lifeguard

Lifeguards know what kind of swimmer you are before you even hit the water! Lifeguards recognize potential at-risk swimmers by the way the way they approach the water. Strong swimmers will approach the water full of confidence. Confident swimmers usually enter the water in one fluid motion; they will jump, dive or even run to […]
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May
03
Minimum Lifeguard Uniform and Equipment Requirements

Lifeguard Uniform Lifeguard uniform requirements are basically the same throughout the world, men’s lifeguard board shorts, women’s lifeguard swimsuits and t-shirts printed with the words Lifeguard or guard. Board short lengths are designated by each lifeguard agency. Long board shorts can hinder leg movement and interfere with rescues. Lifeguard apparel should always be made from […]
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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
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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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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