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Now Hiring: Mermaids?

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!

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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Lifeguard, Gate Guard, or Pool Attendant?

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?

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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3 Reasons Your Child Should Be a Lifeguard

Posted November 23, 2016 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Whenever parents bring their children to the pool or beach, it’s easy to overlook the lifeguards sitting patiently at their posts carefully patrolling all of the people and activities going on around them; especially if you are the parent of strong swimmers who you believe are more than qualified to be lifeguards themselves.  Being a […]

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2016 #MyGFLSummer Photo Contest

Posted October 8, 2016 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Relive summer! Show off your best lifeguard looks. Enter American Pool’s Guard For Life #MyGFLSummer photo contest! Show us what made your summer with Guard For Life special. Share selfies, group pics, and all your best Instas with us! The participant with the most shares, likes, and retweets will receive both a $25 Chipotle Gift Card + […]

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Lifeguards Make it to the Olympics

Posted August 9, 2016 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

It’s a known fact lifeguards are awesome. A special breed full of exceptional courage, determination, awareness, and so many more superhuman level qualities. Lifeguards simply rule the summer. It should be no surprise that lifeguards would make such an impact at the Olympics – the pinnacle of summer events. At this year’s XXXI Olympiad in […]

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6 Tips for Handling Pool Chemicals

Posted August 4, 2016 in Lifeguard Job

Lifeguards handle pool chemicals regularly. As a result all lifeguards are required to take the OSHA Chemical Handling webinar. This training teaches guards how to work safely with the potentially hazardous chemicals they come in contact with at the pool. Pool chemical related injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has caused thousands of […]

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