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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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Pool-goers are typically looking for a laid-back ambiance when they visit their local pool. As a lifeguard, you appreciate these pool-goers the most. They’re reserved and have easy expectations to meet. While swimming pools may not have the echoing cries of seagulls like beaches, they can offer a sunny atmosphere, a soothing climate and the […]

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Lifeguard rescue tubes are a necessary lifesaving device that every pool, water park, recreational center or public swim area should have equipped. Should someone become injured or start to drown, rescue tubes help pull the victim to safety and keep your lifeguards safe in the process. However, like any tool, rescue tubes can become damaged, […]

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