Archive for Lifeguard

  1. Lifeguards

    The history of lifeguarding and the development of lifeguard uniforms through the years is fascinating. The lifeguard uniforms men and women have worn throughout the years have evolved with the fashion trends of each generation. Although we commonly associate lifeguarding with the color red, lifeguard uniforms have been white, yellow, blue, and (more recently) safety yellow. We […]

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  2. The goal of any aquatic professional is to find, hire, and keep the best staff that you possibly can. You have tools in place that help find and hire the appropriate team to perform. How can you use them to the best of your ability? Now that your team is here, how do you keep […]

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  3. Lifeguards on Duty

    When a dog turns 70 years old, we think that they are really 10. This idea of dog years is a way to understand the toll time takes on a dog. If dogs have dog years and the ratio is 7:1, then it kind of works the same with lifeguards. There is a big difference […]

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  4. Lifeguards

    Whenever the topic of “what you want to be when you grow up” is discussed, you often run across the stereotypical staples- lawyer, doctor, fireman, or policeman. When you ask someone what they want to be when they grow up, you probably have never heard someone say they wanted to be a lifeguard. Well, why […]

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  5. Why Do Lifeguards Wear the Color Red?

    Chances are if you head to your local pool, you will see arm floaties, lots of sunscreen, and lifeguards in red. Now this is just a guess, but red and yellow are internationally recognized as emergency colors and for as long as most can remember, lifeguards wore red. Long ago, lifeguards used to also wear […]

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  6. Occasionally someone will ask me, “What’s the best job you’ve ever had?” That’s an easy answer, but one that surprises some people. Maybe they’re expecting to hear either about one of my jobs in the advertising industry or working as an attorney, but instead they hear, “During college I spent four summers lifeguarding at a […]

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  7. Kiefer Lifeguard Whistle Selection Guide

    Looking for lifeguard whistles? Get advice and interesting facts about how to select the perfect whistle.

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  8. Lifeguard Rescue Tube

    Learn about lifeguard rescue tubes & trace their origins back to the Peterson Belt, the first soft rescue device to revolutionize guarding.

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  9. History of Rescue Cans

    The rescue can predates Baywatch by nearly 100 years, and its actual history is considerably more interesting – and far less ridiculous.

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