health and fitness

Sunburn is Canceled! | SPF 101

Since we were kids, we’ve always been told to wear sunscreen before going outside. Did you consider how important sunscreen was then? Probably not. Luckily for you, your family probably took it upon themselves to make sure that your sunscreen was always properly applied. Now that we’re older, it’s up to us to make sure that our skin is protected…

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Hydration: Stay Cool While You Work

Lifeguarding requires spending long hours outside in the summer heat. This is why it’s ESPECIALLY important for guards to stay hydrated. Keeping hydration levels up should be a constant objective while on the job. Your health can be compromised if you neglect to hydrate regularly. Keep yourself hydrated so you can stay cool by the pool all summer long! Water…

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Why Become a Lifeguard?

For many people, summertime is the best part of the year. Schools are out, the weather is great, and you get to spend more time with friends and family. Upgrade your summer even more by taking on a lifeguarding job! Lifeguarding is a rewarding summer job with flexible hours, so you still have time to enjoy the company of your…

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Tips for Maintaining Mental Wellness

It’s almost Mental Health Month! National Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May since 1949! It’s important to take time to make sure that you remain in a good headspace. Now is the perfect time! Being a teen is HARD. With school, family, social media, friends, dating, internal and external judgment, life can start to feel overwhelming. You…

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Stressing from Finals?: Use Technology to get Through the Homestretch

It’s almost time for finals! As we all know finals can be STRESSFUL! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just understand that it’s completely normal. The stress that comes from being a student is sometimes overlooked, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with school and finals, it’s important to find outlets to manage your stress. Stress can feel…

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Strength Training – Train Your Body Outside of the Pool!

Summer is almost here! It’s time to get your body into tip-top swimmers’ shape! Although you may already know all of your swimming P’s and Q’s for while you’re in the pool, it’s important to do some land-based exercises to condition your body. You should complete a strength training program before swim season. Having a scheduled program where you slowly…

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Feed for Speed

Swimming is a great way to stay active and healthy, but don’t forget to make sure that your diet compliments your swimming lifestyle! You don’t want exceptional swimming to be compromised by a lack-luster diet. As a swimmer, having proper eating habits is essential to your body’s health and your swimming performance. Here are all of the nutritional essentials you…

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