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Coping with School Stress

School is just starting back up for the fall semester. Everyone is excited to reunite with old friends and make new ones. No one, however, wants to think about the major stress that school could bring. School doesn’t have to be stressful! Taking steps towards remaining stress-free will make you a more productive student and a happier person overall. Try…

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Tips for Handling Pool Chemicals

It’s important for all lifeguards to be well informed and confident around chemicals. In some states lifeguards may be asked to regularly test the water quality and adjust the chlorination. That’s why all lifeguards are required to take the OSHA Chemical Handling webinar. This training teaches lifeguards how to safely work around chemicals that could be potentially hazardous. The OSHA…

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What to Do During Summer Storms

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 do in each scenario.  Heavy…

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5 Tips for Handling Disruptive Guests

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, or ruins others’ pool enjoyment….

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Get Ready for the Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July is next week! This means pools will be full of swimmers, and festivities will begin! Are you ready? Everyone loves to enjoy the pool on the Fourth of July, so get ready to be extra diligent while you’re on duty. Make sure that you’re a superstar lifeguard during your shift, but don’t forget to enjoy the…

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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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Easy Ways to be More Earth-Friendly

April 22nd is Earth Day! It’s time to think about what we can do to be more environmentally conscious. There are small changes that we can implement into our day-to-day lives to make our planet a better place. If we all work together to make these small changes, it would have a large impact overall. Here are some small Earth-friendly…

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Staying Safe on the Lifeguard Stand

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 to remember this too —…

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