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Summer to Win

What is Summer to Win?

Guard for Life Summer To Win lineNow in its seventh year, American Pool’s flagship lifeguard program Guard For Life will return this summer with its popular Summer To Win contest.

Kicked-off in 2009, Summer To Win is a summer-long initiative to demonstrate American Pool’s appreciation for the dedicated lifeguards who make summertime enjoyable and safe for all patrons. Well-versed in everything from how to balance pool chemicals to interacting with children, lifeguards are the backbone of any successful aquatic facility. There is no doubt about the amount of responsibility entrusted upon a lifeguard each time he or she enters a pool.

Rightfully, they deserve acknowledgment for their great work. Summer To Win is American Pool’s answer to that call. Not only does the contest simply acknowledge lifeguards, it maximizes the chances of more and more lifeguards to win great prizes throughout the summer. With 13 American Pool offices — New York to Texas — participating in the program, over 6,000 lifeguards have the chance to win over $10,000 in prizes.

It all starts on week one. Every week a lifeguard from each office is awarded the title of Lifeguard of the Week, all eligible to win more prizes as Lifeguard of the Month, Lifeguard of the Year and, to win the top prize, National Lifeguard of the Year. We show our guards that great work gets rewarded!


Winners Each Week

Each office selects their winners on the following days:

Summer to Win Prize Categories

What You Could Win!

Guard for Life Summer To Win prizes line


National Lifeguard of the Year Winner
NEW Apple Watch or Amazon Gift Card ($300 value) + Guard for Life Under Armour jacket

12 LOTY Winners
GoPRO + Guard for Life Under Armour hoodie

36 LOTM Winners
Bluetooth Speaker or Headset + Guard for Life Under Armour tech tee

144 LOTW Winners
YETI Bottle + Guard for Life beach towel