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Lifeguard Appreciation Week

By Megan Price | Posted July 10, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

WE APPRECIATE OUR GUARDS! Our lifeguards work hard all season and deserve to be celebrated. Long hours spent under the sun patrolling the pool calls for much needed recognition. Every year at American Pool, we host Lifeguard Appreciation Week in celebration of YOU, our lifeguards. This year the celebrations will begin on July 21 and […]

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5 Tips for Handling Disruptive Guests

By Megan Price | Posted July 3, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

Most times swimming pools offer a fun and relaxed environment. However, sometimes you may run into a disruptive guest. As a lifeguard, it’s your job to properly and safely handle these situations. What is a disruptive guest? A disruptive guest is anyone who doesn’t follow pool rules, makes the pool unsafe, makes pool guests uncomfortable, […]

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No Phones Please!

By Megan Price | Posted June 19, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

Distractions are everywhere, but don’t let them get in the way of being an awesome lifeguard! It’s already tough enough to tame our internal thoughts while on the job! Cell phones and other outside distractions can make it difficult for guards to focus. When you’re on duty you need to be in a position where […]

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How to Report an Emergency

By Megan Price | Posted May 22, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

Unexpected events can happen while you’re on duty, so it’s important to understand how to handle an emergency situation. Sometimes your First Aid training will be all that’s necessary to resolve an emergency. In other cases, you may need to call 9-1-1. These situations can feel stressful, but it’s important to remain calm and quickly […]

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Signs of Drowning

By Megan Price | Posted May 15, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Uncategorized

May is National Water Safety Month! As lifeguards, you already know a lot about water safety, but a refresher is always helpful! Plus, this blog can be a great resource to educate friends and family!  According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional deaths. As a lifeguard, it’s important […]

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