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Tips for Handling Pool Chemicals

By Taja McNeal | Posted August 21, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

Part of your job as a lifeguard is to help maintain a properly balanced pool, so you’ll have to handle pool chemicals. It’s important to be well informed and confident in your knowledge when handling chemicals. That’s why all lifeguards are required to take the OSHA Chemical Handling webinar. This training teaches lifeguards how to […]

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College Benefits of Lifeguarding

By Taja McNeal | Posted August 14, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

College applications can offer a boatload of stress. Figuring out what makes you a good candidate can be difficult. Good grades and SAT scores are important factors, but colleges consider so much more when choosing their incoming students. That’s why you have to stand out beyond a good SAT score and GPA. Extracurricular activities outside […]

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What to Do During Summer Storms

By Taja McNeal | Posted August 7, 2019 in Lifeguard Job,Summer Jobs,Uncategorized

Blue skies and perfect weather are ideal for pool days. However, that can’t be the case every single day. Summer storms happen. When they do, it’s your job as a lifeguard to keep everyone safe at your pool. There are different measures that you should take in different weather situations. Here’s what you need to […]

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Lifeguard Appreciation Week

By Taja McNeal | 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 Taja McNeal | 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 Taja McNeal | 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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