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Staying Safe on the Lifeguard Stand

By Julia Hanold | 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 Hanold | 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 Hanold | 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 Hanold | 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 Hanold | 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 Hanold | 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 Hanold | 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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