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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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3 Reasons Your Child Should Be a Lifeguard

By Julia Southerland | 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

By Keisha Rigby | 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

By Keisha Rigby | 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

By Keisha Rigby | 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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Lifeguard Appreciation Week

By Keisha Rigby | Posted July 21, 2016 in Lifestyle

Events This Week: American Pool Maryland 7/25 Kick-off Event 7:00pm – 10:00pm, American Pool Office 9305 Gerwig Ln Columbia, MD American Pool New Jersey 7/24 Lighthouse Italian Ice 8:00pm, 64 Bridge Ave Red Bank, NJ (Brian Lindner) 7/24 Baskin Robbins 8:00pm, 1109 Route 202/206, Bedminster, NJ (Hills Highlands) 7/25 Jersey Freeze 8:00pm, 120 Manalapan Ave […]

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6 Steps to Sunburn Relief

By Keisha Rigby | Posted July 20, 2016 in Lifestyle

It’s no secret lifeguards spend a lot of time under the summer sun. Without proper precaution sunburns can be an annoying consequence. It has happened to all of us – forgetting to reapply sunscreen – only to be reminded of our grave mistake with the welcome of itchy reddened skin. Oh the burn! When finding […]

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Why Swimming Should Be Apart of Your Workout

By Keisha Rigby | Posted July 18, 2016 in Lifeguard Job

Take the boredom out of your workout. Shake up your exercise routine with swimming. Great for building endurance and low impact, swimming isn’t as hard on your body as other popular exercise methods like running or weightlifting. On its own or combined with other exercises, swimming can provide you with a full body workout that […]

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On the Road: Safe Biking Tips

By Keisha Rigby | Posted July 18, 2016 in Lifestyle

Whether commuting to work or going for an afternoon ride, practicing bicycle safety is crucial. Remember to always wear a helmet, be aware of your surroundings, and take proper precautions. For more helpful reminders, take a look below: 

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