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How to Spot Drowning Taking a trip to the pool or the beach is a favorite summertime way to help beat the heat. But when having fun around the water, it is always important to take precautions. One of the main fears is someone will drown. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent […]

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Becoming a lifeguard is an exciting and gratifying job for water lovers and avid swimmers. Working as a lifeguard gives you the chance to sit out in the sun and hang out by the water all day. It also allows you to help people by either acting as an instructor and teaching them how to […]

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Every pool should have essential first-aid gear in case of an emergency. Necessary equipment includes first-aid kits, emergency blankets, rescue tubes, ring buoys, defibrillators and ample safety signage. A simple first-aid kit for the pool area, along with pool rescue equipment, can save lives during emergencies. Use this lifeguard first-aid kit checklist to make sure your staff […]

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Lifeguards play a vital role. Swimmers rely on lifeguards to keep everyone safe as they swim and enjoy their time in the water, whether they spend it in a lake, pond, ocean or community swimming pool. When you’re on duty, everyone can enjoy the water with confidence, knowing you have their back. Every lifeguard hopes […]

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Starting a new lifeguarding job is exciting and perhaps a little nerve-wracking. To prepare, you’ll want to know what to bring to work as a lifeguard from day one. Every lifeguard needs a few essentials on hand at all times, and it’s smart to gather these supplies before the job starts. Here’s everything you need […]

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Drowning-related dangers extend beyond the victim — lifeguards are tasked with intervening with lifesaving measures and equipment, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR. These lifesaving measures put lifeguards in direct contact with the swimmer’s bodily fluids, creating an unhygienic and potentially dangerous situation. Lifeguard CPR pocket masks are the most effective method of delivering CPR without […]

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It’s essential to know what to wear as a lifeguard. You need to be able to jump in the water at a moment’s notice, move your body without restriction and stand out from a distance in case of emergency. Every second counts. You need the right swimwear, apparel, footwear and accessories. Learn how to dress […]

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At any pool or aquatic center, lifeguards are essential for protecting the safety of all guests. Many of today’s pools go beyond a simple rectangular shape, often featuring curving lazy rivers, huge waterslides, wave pools and splash pads, that can all make lifeguard management more complicated. Add to this a young, sometimes inexperienced staff, and […]

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Any lifeguard can tell you there’s a lot more to lifeguarding than sitting in a tower staring at swimmers in the water. Working as a lifeguard is both challenging and rewarding, and it comes with a lot of responsibility. The day-to-day experience and duties can vary a little depending on where a lifeguard works. Let’s […]

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Many lifeguards spend long hours outdoors, often in direct sunlight. While most swimmers can go for a cooling dip in the water or seek a shady place to relax, a lifeguard must remain at their station. Many lifeguards enjoy sunny days at the beach or poolside, but too much sun exposure can have serious consequences. Sunburn […]

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