Tag Archives: watermen gear

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
18
How to Choose the Right Summer Surf Camp or Jr. Lifeguard Program?

Not many people realize the benefits of sending your children to surf camp, or a professional Jr. Lifeguard program. Not only do children get the chance to interact with other kids, they learn independence and social skills in many aspects. Here is all you the information you need to make an educated decision. Junior lifeguard programs […]
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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
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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Oct
06
What to Pack for Surfing in Baja?

Baja California Mexico is a surfers paradise but also a brutally harsh environment for humans to survive in. Adventures in Baja, away from the main towns, are not for the air conditioning hotel going types. Dirt is everywhere, cacti are everywhere, and there is no fresh water to speak of. No wonder it hasn’t been […]
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Sep
28
What is the Best Fabric for T-Shirts?

The origin of the t-shirt The T-shirt also known as a tee was named after its shape, which resembles the letter T. A t-shirt is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neckline and no collar. T-shirts are generally made of a light, inexpensive fabric, that is easy to clean. The T-shirt developed from undergarments used in the 19th century, […]
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