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When the weather begins to get warmer, it means lifeguard season is just around the corner. Whether you are a seasoned swimmer with years of lifeguarding experience or a new recruit anxious to learn the ropes, here is what you need to know about getting ready for the lifeguard season. Secure a Job If you […]

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Your body loses heat 25 times faster in cold water than it does in cold air. As a lifeguard, exposure to cold water is often a part of the job — so what can you do to protect yourself?  The first step is to equip yourself with high-quality gear and know what to wear in cold water. […]

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At pools, beaches, waterparks and lakes, lifeguards take vigilant watch over swimmers and patrons and are ready to spring into action to provide life-saving care at a moment’s notice. In 2017 alone, lifeguards in the United States Lifesaving Association performed 75,951 rescues at beaches around the country and administered medical attention and first aid in 546,707 instances. […]

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As a lifeguard, you’ll often interact with pool chemicals, and without proper training and knowledge, adding chemicals to a swimming pool can be dangerous. Swimming pool chemicals are responsible for thousands of emergency room visits every year, but knowing about pool chemical safety can help prevent accidents and injuries. While you’ve taken chemical safety training as […]

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Lifeguards perform a wide variety of duties, ranging from water surveillance to pool maintenance. At many pools, trained lifeguards will also serve as swim instructors. Over the summer, 20% of kids ages 4 to 17 are likely to take swim lessons. Learning to swim is not only an excellent form of exercise, but it also equips children […]

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Pools, water parks and beaches employ lifeguards because they are vital to keeping swimmers safe. All lifeguards are trained to monitor the water, perform rescues and to administer first aid and CPR as needed. But, the specific training for lifeguards varies depending on where they work. A pool lifeguard and an ocean lifeguard work in […]

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Lifeguards are charged with constant vigilance while on the job. Their eyes are always sweeping the water, watching for any potential danger and swimmers in distress. Postings change throughout the day. Some lifeguards will stand on the edge of the water or even in the water, but most pools and beaches need chairs to help […]

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Lifeguards play an essential role in water safety, both in the pool and at the beach. In 2016, lifeguards rescued a total 89,003 people. The odds of drowning at a beach with lifeguards trained under United States Lifesaving Association standards is less than one in 18 million. If you want to take on the responsibility of becoming a […]

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A day at the beach or the pool should be a fun time, but water introduces some potential dangers that can turn a fun day into a disastrous one. Fortunately, lifeguards have the critical job of preventing this from happening. Lifeguards truly do guard the lives of people every day. To keep others safe, lifeguards […]

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Lifeguarding looks and sounds like a fun and easy summer job, but it takes more than the right swimsuit and a love for swimming. Lifeguards need to undergo hours of training and cultivate a significant skill set to do the job right. Lifeguard training programs include certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator […]

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