Top Off Your Guard Apparel with Lifeguard T-Shirts

20 05 2013
Lifeguard T-Shirts

Lifeguard t-shirts keep your guards cool and protected.

While female lifeguards have greater coverage with their suits, men and some women desire something that will cover them a bit more while they sit in the sun and keep an eye on the water. With the use of lifeguard t-shirts, you will be able to obtain the additional coverage you would like, while still showing everyone you are the person to go to when they need help on the beach or at the pool. Choose from one of several different t-shirts that feature the lifeguard logo on them.

Speedo Guard T-Shirt

The white Speedo Guard T-Shirt may seem like a plain option, but it is a good one to provide you with greater coverage in the sun and to let people know you are the lifeguard on duty. The shirt is made from 100 percent cotton for breathability and is tagless so you don’t have to worry about an irritating tag that will leave you spending more time itching. To let everyone know you are the guard, the word “guard” and the cross logo are printed across the chest of the t-shirt in a bold red that will really stand out. The Speedo logo is featured on the sleeve as well.

Guard T-Shirt

If you are looking for something a little different so you can stand out even more, choose the Guard T-Shirt. This 100 percent cotton t-shirt features a fun guard logo on the front that is in both red and blue to help it stand out even further. This shirt is a great option if you are looking to save money on your guard t-shirt, while still having a durable shirt that will last a long time and suit your purposes.

Guard Quick Dry Tech Tee

Some lifeguards are concerned with the possibility of getting their t-shirt wet. This is why you can also choose the Guard Quick  Dry Tech Tee. This shirt is made from breathable polyester that will dry quickly if you don’t have enough time to remove the shirt before you enter the water. The shirt also wicks any sweat away, making it more comfortable to wear out in the hot sun all day long, along with UV protection.

Finding the right lifeguard t-shirts is essential to ensure your guards are comfortable, are protected from the sun and can do their job well. With all the choices available, you will be able to find the perfect option for all your guards.





Lifeguard Swimsuits Don’t Have to Be Boring

10 05 2013
Lifeguard Swimwear

Give your team a sense of style with a Nike lifeguard bikini.

When most people think of lifeguards, they think of swimsuits that provide a lot of coverage and serve as more of a uniform than anything else. When it comes to the female lifeguards, you are more likely to think of the one piece tank swimsuits that are meant to set her apart from the other people who are on the beach or at the pool. Today, with the use of the Nike Guard 2pc swimsuit, you can really stand apart at the beach or pool while maintaining a sense of style with a Nike lifeguard bikini.

A Unique Design

Just because you are working as a lifeguard doesn’t mean you have to give up your sense of individuality. With a two piece lifeguard suit, you will be able to choose a design that is different from what most people consider to be a guard suit, making it a great way to showcase your personality instead of wearing the same thing as everyone else. The Nike Guard 2pc swimsuit offers a unique design with a tank-style top featuring thin straps that provide the utmost in support.

Color Options

In addition to offering a unique design, the Nike lifeguard bikini also offers more than the traditional red color for the suit. While red is still the most popular choice for lifeguards because it helps them stand out in a crowd, you don’t have to settle for anything plain. Nike offers their 2pc bikini in red with black accents or navy with red accents. Either choice is perfect for standing out on the beach or at the pool so everyone knows who is in charge.

Features

Understanding the features of the Nike lifeguard bikini is essential to making the right choice for your needs. This excellent option offers a fully-lined top, v-shaped lingerie straps to provide greater mobility, a low-rise bottom and drawstring waistline for the perfect fit.

With the word “Guard” printed in large letters across the front, the Nike Guard 2pc swimsuit is the perfect option for your female lifeguards. The unique design, color options and incredible features will offer the female members of your team greater versatility and a beautiful suit they can be proud to wear instead of having to settle for the traditional guard suit. You won’t have to battle with your guards to wear these suits while they are on the job.





New Speedo Guard Swimsuits

26 04 2013
Lifeguard Swimsuits

Enjoy the new options in Speedo lifeguard swimwear.

Lifeguards are the eyes and ears of the swimming pool. They need to be ready at a moment’s notice to help someone in need. Today, there are a variety of swimsuits available for those who protect at the pool, each of which has its own benefits. The basics for anyone to look for in a suit for a guard are comfort, flexibility and of course, style.

The New Speedo Guard Swimsuits

The Speedo Guard Flyback Swimsuit offers a new take on the standard red guard suit. Featuring thin straps and a stylish open back, it’s the perfect suit for the person who wants a bit of style. Made from Speedo’s flexible and lightweight Endurance Lite fabric, this suit offers comfort, flexibility and style, everything a female guard could want.

The Speedo Guard Energy Back Swimsuit offers even more style for the female guard. Made from the same lightweight Endurance Lite fabric, this suit offers fast drying to keep her comfortable after diving into the water, rather than having to sit in a dripping wet suit all afternoon. This suit offers even more variation on the standard guard attire with its blue, thin straps that lead to an open back and stylish splashes of white on each side.

The New Speedo Guard Bikinis

For the guard who wants to wear a stylish bikini yet still have the style of a lifeguard, the new Speedo guard bikinis are the perfect choice. The Speedo Guard Thin Strap Top has the same look of the standard one-piece suit with white guard lettering, thin, blue straps and a halter style. The Speedo Guard Hipster is the perfect addition to this top, with its matching blue hips with contrasting red bottom with a semi-high cut to keep those pesky tan lines away.  For the guard who wants a little more coverage, the Speedo Guard Swim Short offers a stylish look with the same blue and red colors but with a little more coverage to keep her comfortable.

The benefit of all the new Speedo Guard swimsuits is their perfect fit to allow for seamless movements in the water, combined with the quick drying fabric that allows guards to feel comfortable all day long. The styles and even the colors guards are able to wear today have come a long way in recent years, making it possible for every female to embrace her own style while still looking professional and able to jump in and save someone at a moment’s notice.





Wood Spineboard or Plastic Spineboard for Lifeguarding

12 03 2013

Lifeguard spineboards are typically made of wood or plastic. Over the past 20 years there has been a strong shift away from wood boards. The wooden lifeguard spine boards require more maintenance due to cracking and warping. This leads to an increased risk of harboring bacteria. While they are easy to sink in the swimming pool wood spine boards are also heavier than plastic backboards. The wood boards are also typically more expensive.

Lifeguard SpineboardWhy do people still want to use wood lifeguard spine boards? Most people just don’t understand all of the upsides to the newer plastic spineboards and they also have only ever used wood boards.

You should buy a plastic spine board for several reasons. First they are seamless and sealed to prevent fluids from entering the board. This is a very important fact that wood spineboard buyers often overlook and forget that they are in the business of saving and helping others. You should never endanger your patient with a wood spineboard that may be contaminated with past body fluids or bacteria. Plastic life guard spineboards are also great since they are lightweight and 100% x-ray translucent. They are light enough for even small lifeguard to quickly move the boards and buoyant so that they do not sink to the bottom of the pool. If the safety of your patient and the durability of the plastic boards is not enough then the lower price for plastic might be enough to convince you that plastic (at least in this case) is better than paper (wood backboards).

Ok so which plastic spineboard should I buy for my lifeguards? If price is a factor then I would suggest a good entry-mid level Lifeguard Backboard. If you are dead set on a wood spineboard but agree that safety is extremely important than check out one of the best lifeguard backboards on the market the E.G. Spine Board. This board is the strongest spineboard on the market and can out perform any wooden board, plus it is easy to clean.





Rescue Tubes Are One of the Most Important Safety Items at the Pool

11 03 2013
Lifeguard Rescue Tube

A guard rescue tube is an essential piece of lifeguard equipment.

Rescue tubes are an essential safety component at any body of water, including pools and beaches. Anywhere people can swim should have the presence of the tubes in addition to the presence of lifeguards or responsible adults to help get the victims to safety. These tubes are meant as the first line of defense when someone needs to be rescued, whether they are close by or a large distance away from the person attempting to rescue them. They offer the added ability to bring the victim to safety.

At the Pool

Public pools typically require the lifeguards to be outfitted with a guard rescue tube. The bright red color, vibrant white GUARD lettering and comfortable shoulder strap make them easy to carry at all times when guarding a pool. They are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 40 inches to 54 inches, making it easy to find one to fit every guard comfortably. For the guard with smaller hands, the Cut-a-Way Guard Rescue Tube offers stability while holding it and trying to rescue a person in trouble.

At the Beach

The lifeguard rescue tube works on any body of water, including the beach. If you find yourself needing to rescue someone who is close to the shore, you can hold on to one end and have the victim grab the other end. This helps you provide them with assistance getting back to shore quickly and easily. Oftentimes at the beach, a victim starts to suffer from the large waves and needs help instantly. In these cases, you can get the rescue tube to them without any contact. This enables the victim to obtain stability before you even get to them, making it easier for you to bring them back to shore when you reach them. It is also beneficial for guards to be able to bring unconscious victims back to shore without too much struggle, even in tough beach waves.

At Home

Even though you don’t have lifeguards at home, you still have responsible adults who need to keep watch on everyone who swims in their pool. It is perfectly acceptable for swimming pool owners to have a guard rescue tube on hand in case of any type of emergency. This product, which is mold and mildew resistant and never absorbs water, gives you the added sense of security of being able to rescue anyone who is in need in your pool.





New Speedo Guard Swimsuits for Women

15 02 2013
Lifeguard Swimwear

Speedo has released two new attractive lifeguard suits for women.

Years ago, lifeguards didn’t have many choices when it came to their swimwear. Today, however, there are many options, allowing lifeguards to customize their look, while still maintaining their position at the pool or on the beach. Speedo has now released two new lifeguard swimsuits for women, providing them with even more choices so they can look and feel good at their post, as well as be able to perform well to help those who need it.

Speedo Guard Flyback Suit

When you wear the bright red Speedo Guard Flyback Suit, you will stand out in the crowd as someone you should pay attention to. This is useful when you need to give someone a reprimand or even help someone out. The wide strap across the back offers optimal support for maximum comfort in long-term wear. Made from quality Endurance Lite fabric, you will experience fast drying when you do need to get wet and less restriction, allowing you to move as needed to help out those who need it. You won’t need to worry about this swimsuit slowing you down and impacting your ability to do your job.

Speedo Guard Energy Back Swimsuit

Another new option from Speedo is the Speedo Guard Energy Back Swimsuit. This particular suit is available in the lifeguard red but also features accents in white and navy blue for a sleek look you won’t find in many other lifeguard swimsuits. This suit is also made from the fast-drying Endurance Lite fabric that offers less resistance when you need to swim through the water. The back of this swimsuit features slimmer straps for those who don’t like the look or feel of a wider strap across the back, while still providing the utmost in support and comfort for those long days out on the water.

Lifeguards need quality suits that will stand the test of time due to the amount of time they spend in their swimwear. They also need a swimsuit that is comfortable and doesn’t impede their ability to move quickly. With these two new Speedo guard swimsuits, you will experience the best of everything. Available in attractive red colors, you will be able to stand out in a crowd so anyone who needs help can quickly and easily spot you and ask for help. Both of these suits are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and will last you, no matter how often you end up in the water.





Choosing the Right Lifeguard Spineboard Equipment

18 01 2013

Being a lifeguard means being prepared for any type of emergency. Whether you work at a pool or a beach at a lake or the ocean, it is important to have all the right equipment to deal with any emergency that may come your way. Some of the equipment that is necessary but can be easily overlooked include spineboards, backboards and head immobilizers, all of which are essential if someone is suspected to have a head, neck or spinal injury due to an accident in or around the water.

Spineboards/Backboards

One of the most important things you will need, whether there is a suspected head, neck or spine injury or the person is simply unconscious, is a spineboard or backboard. These flat boards allow you to easily transport a patient without causing further injury. While it is best to leave a person as you found him until paramedics can arrive, it is important to be able to move someone out of danger if it becomes necessary. In addition to having the right spineboards or backboards on hand to transport patients when needed, it is also important to make sure you have the right straps to secure someone to the board. When you have a board you use, you must inspect the straps on a regular basis and replace them when they wear out to keep everyone safe.

Head Immobilizers

When someone may have a head, neck or spine injury, the best thing you can do is make sure he doesn’t move. One way you can ensure the patient doesn’t move, especially if you have to move him on a spineboard, is to use a head immobilizer. This apparatus secures around the head and neck to keep the patients neck straight to avoid any further injury. Protecting the patient should be your number one priority. When paramedics finally arrive on the scene, they will be pleased to see you have taken the proper precautions to prevent a more serious injury.

Even if someone isn’t as injured as you first suspect, it is important to have the right lifeguard equipment to ensure his safety. This includes having a spineboard or backboard on which to safely transport a patient whenever necessary. In the case of a suspected head, neck or spine injury, having the right head immobilizers is also important to ensure the patient isn’t further injured by any movements that occur before the paramedics arrive.








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