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How to Become a Lifeguard

By Julia Southerland | Posted April 24, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Summer is almost here, which means now is the time to start thinking about what your next adventure is going to be! Joining Guard for Life will not only help you make a difference in your community and earn competitive pay, but you’ll make life-long friends and it looks great on resumes. If this is […]

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How to Spot Trouble in the Water

By Julia Southerland | Posted March 21, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

While we all know that proper supervision is the best way to avoid trouble in the water, sometimes it can be hard to spot IF there is any trouble at all. In many cases of water safety instances, swimmers may not show any signs of distress. The CDC stated that in 10% of child drowning […]

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Make the Most of Your Workout

By Julia Southerland | Posted March 9, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

In a time cluttered with pre-workout supplements, protein bars, and energy drinks, it can be hard to decipher what is really best to eat or drink before and after a workout. While some of these items may boast increased energy and “bursts” of power, the truth is: they’re not helping you get healthier. Without a […]

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Staying Safe on the Lifeguard Stand

By Julia Southerland | Posted February 22, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Everyone who’s heard the airline safety speech knows this important rule: you must place the oxygen mask over yourself before helping others. We learn that this logic comes from the idea that if you are unable to breathe, you will not be able to help others breathe. We think that it’s important for our Lifeguards […]

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Now Hiring: Mermaids?

By Julia Southerland | Posted February 13, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Always dreamed of living under the sea alongside Ariel? Well, we can’t make that happen… but unique swim schools opening around the world can give you the next best thing — mermaid lessons! The use of a monofin — a “swim fin” with both feet strapped in together — has become an increasingly popular activity, […]

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Need a Break? Pack Your Bags!

By Julia Southerland | Posted February 3, 2017 in Lifestyle

Everyone has a busy schedule, and it can be hard to plan fun getaways while trying to keep up with the everyday routine. Taking an impromptu trip is good for the soul, giving you time off from the stresses of work and creating new, spontaneous opportunities to have fun. The year has just started (spring […]

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5 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

By Julia Southerland | Posted January 9, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

We’re ready to start off 2017 with a bang! What are your plans for this year? Here’s a few things we think will help make 2017 your best year yet.   Cook For Your Health – As fast food restaurants and junk food rule the world, learn a skill that can help you lead a […]

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Lifeguard, Gate Guard, or Pool Attendant?

By Julia Southerland | Posted January 6, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

When searching for a pool job, you are sometimes faced with a tough decision: Lifeguard, Gate Guard, or Pool Attendant?  It may be hard to spot the differences between these three important pool positions.  We have compiled a list of tasks below to show you how each different position would complete them.   Assisting Guests: […]

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What Makes You a Great Lifeguard?

By Julia Southerland | Posted December 2, 2016 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Everyone knows that lifeguards are our water saviors, watching our families and friends as we relax and enjoy ourselves knowing that our safety is their top priority — but is that all that lifeguards do?   No way! It takes a strong spirit and an intelligent mind to become a lifeguard. They spend hours in […]

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