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Lifeguard Managers..... How do you stay fit?

Started by Chris Griffith. Last reply by Jessica Meza Nov 28, 2012. 9 Replies

As I've transitioned from working year round as a very active lifeguard to a sit behind the desk facility manager, I find that I'm not as fit as I used to be. I miss the svelter me.This seems to plague a lot of former lifeguard-turned-facility…Continue

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Aquatic Managers How do you train or select your Head Guards?

Started by Keith Tickner Mar 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Hello Everyone!I am doing a presentation at a regional aquatics management meeting in Florida and would like some input from others on how you train potential Head Guards, what you look for when selecting these individuals, and how you help them to…Continue

What's got you excited for 2012?

Started by Chris Griffith. Last reply by Charles Logan Jan 4, 2012. 13 Replies

With the new year coming up more quickly than most of us expect, I'm finding myself looking forward. This could be our last year on earth (if you believe that Myan calendar thing) or it could just be the greatest year we've ever had. I'm excited for…Continue

Lifeguard Tech

Started by Chris Griffith. Last reply by Jenna Bruce Nov 7, 2011. 8 Replies

Technology is everywhere in our personal lives, what technologies make guarding easier?Safer?More fun?What should be banned from the stand?Sound off in the forum.Continue

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Comment by Nick Bacon on July 21, 2011 at 11:33am
I'm with you on that one Cliff
Comment by Cliff Pryor on July 21, 2011 at 11:23am

Re: Pool ladder impales Lifeguard.


One more reason not to like permanently installed pool ladders.  I believe that pool ladders should removable so that they may be more easily inspected and repaired.  As well as be out of the way for swim meets.  Any thoughts?

Comment by Nick Bacon on July 21, 2011 at 10:51am

Teen lifeguard tries to save boy


A Lifeguard running alone into a river without a tube is sort of like a Firefighter running alone into a burning building without a hose.  You're only able to save a life if you protect yours.  Tragic but true...

Comment by Gary Thill on July 20, 2011 at 9:46am
The first winner in our lifeguard suit giveaway is ... (drum roll) .... Dan McCormick. Congratulations, Dan! We'll be in touch with you shortly to get your information and send you your prize!
Comment by Nick Bacon on July 15, 2011 at 10:17am

Lifeguard shortage chronic at Lake Norman park


It's hard to believe that they can't find Lifeguards at all; I would think that if they could find a way to partner with other local agencies they could train enough guards to work the beach and other local facilities.

Comment by Chris Griffith on July 12, 2011 at 8:10pm

See the next video in our Real World: Lifeguards series below.

Three Lifeguards give their take on swim lessons, Sonic Drive-In's and more in the video. They even have an immersion alarm go off by accident! See things from their point of view and learn why you need to be well nourished to be a lifeguard.


This video shows a brief response to an immersion alarm. There was no actual emergency and the facility was not open for business at the time of filming. They responded instinctively and followed proper facility EAP procedures.

These are off duty Lifeguards and are not filming these videos while responsible for patron safety of any kind. We film with pool safety in mind.


Comment by Chris Griffith on July 12, 2011 at 4:13pm
The First Video in our Real World: Lifeguards series featuring our moderator Chris Griffith. Check it out below!
Comment by Chris Griffith on July 12, 2011 at 11:29am
Parker Smith Luke Black and Marah Blood making a video for our Real Life Lifeguards video series. Expect it up soon. Funny stuff for sure.
Comment by Gary Thill on July 12, 2011 at 9:45am
Our lifeguard suit promotion begins today for LifeguardLink! When we reach 120 members, we'll be giving away a free lifeguard suit from Original Watermen. We'll give away another suit for every 20 new members thereafter while supplies last. Tell your friends!
Comment by Gary Thill on July 11, 2011 at 4:43pm
Cool. Can't wait to see 'em!

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