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Lifeguard Spotlight: Kasey Simon

By Julia Southerland | Posted September 19, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

We’re back with another installment of our Where Are They Now series, introducing Kasey Simon! Becoming a lifeguard is not just a summer job, it’s a real life experience! Many of our lifeguards continue on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields. We wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our previous […]

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

By Julia Southerland | Posted August 31, 2017 in Lifeguard Job

Hurricane Harvey has been an absolutely devastating storm for the Texas and Louisiana area. Thousands have been displaced from their homes and some have even lost their lives. There are no words for the horrors those in Texas and Louisiana are living through right now. Our own operation in Houston has been affected by Harvey […]

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Update

By Julia Southerland | Posted August 14, 2017 in Lifeguard Job

Our training methods are constantly changing, adapting to the most innovative strategies necessary to prevent fatal drownings and water safety incidents. This year, the American Red Cross has updated their lifeguard training course in a few different ways. The Red Cross has updated the course to reflect the latest American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council […]

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How Guard for Life Gets You Into College

By Julia Southerland | Posted August 8, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Trying to put together your college applications can be stressful. Between studying for the SAT test, focusing on grades, and keeping up with extra-curricular activities, you don’t seem to have much time for anything else. With all that on your mind, one concern sticks out: Will my college applications stand out from the crowd? Most […]

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Lifeguard Spotlight: Jake S.

By Julia Southerland | Posted August 7, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

Where Are They Now? Becoming a lifeguard is not just a summer job, it’s a real life experience! Many of our lifeguards continue on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields. We wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our previous Guard for Life lifeguards to see what they’re up to and […]

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Lifeguard Appreciation Week

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

Each summer our guards spend long hours working in the sun protecting swimmers at the local pool. It’s no easy feat, but summer could not go on without them! We know that our guards deserve recognition, and we decided to give them a whole week of it! Lifeguard Appreciation Week is a week long series […]

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Lifeguard FAQs

By Julia Southerland | Posted July 5, 2017 in Lifeguard Job,Lifestyle

The busy summer season means you, our lifeguards, are working hard every day keeping our communities safe. Do you sometimes struggle with impatient patrons, or notice coworkers not performing their job correctly? For many guards, issues can arise within the season that they need help solving. We’ve compiled a few common lifeguard FAQ’s to help […]

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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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