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A History of Lifeguard Uniforms [INFOGRAPHIC]

A History of Lifeguard Uniforms [INFOGRAPHIC]

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…

How to Recruit, Hire, and Retain A Lifeguard Team

How to Recruit, Hire, and Retain A Lifeguard Team

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…

What’s the Difference Between Seasonal and Year-Round Lifeguard Facilities?

What’s the Difference Between Seasonal and Year-Round Lifeguard Facilities?

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…

Why Lifeguarding is One of the Greatest Jobs You Can Have

Why Lifeguarding is One of the Greatest Jobs You Can Have

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….

Why Do Lifeguards Wear Red?

Why Do Lifeguards Wear 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,…

My Story: How Lifeguarding Ended Up Being One Of The Best Jobs I Ever Had

My Story: How Lifeguarding Ended Up Being One Of The Best Jobs I Ever Had

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…

Lifeguard Whistle Selection

Lifeguard Whistle Selection

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

Lifeguard Rescue Tubes

Lifeguard Rescue Tubes

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

Lifeguard Rescue Cans – A Brief History

Lifeguard Rescue Cans – A Brief History

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