Businesses Can Learn Important Lessons From Lifeguards: Here’s Why

19 05 2015
The lifeguard shorts are just part of the whole picture.

The right lifeguard shorts isn’t the only thing needed to be a good lifeguard.

Being a lifeguard is about more than wearing men’s lifeguard shorts or a red women’s swimsuit with a lifeguard logo on it. While many people associate lifeguard duties with a summer job for college students, there’s more to it than that. In fact, many of the skills required for lifeguards can translate into valuable lessons for those who are employed in the business world, making being a lifeguard an important lesson for many young people, helping to prepare them for a future in the working world.

The Ability to Handle Mental Stress

Stress is something you will have to handle every day of your life. The mental stressors that lifeguards undergo are quite intense. Some of the situations they will handle are a matter of life and death for the individual involved. Lifeguards don’t just put on a pair of lifeguard shorts and enjoy a day of soaking up the sun; they need to be prepared in case the worst should happen and everything in between. This ability to handle extreme mental stress can help prepare individuals for the cut-throat business world.

Obtaining Necessary Skills

Most jobs require a specific skill set that isn’t necessarily innate. In fact, many people go through years of training, whether it’s earning a degree in college or additional training sessions, in order to become good at their job. Lifeguards need to be trained in CPR, as well as the other techniques lifeguards typically use. Understanding the importance of training can help motivate business professionals to become the best at what they do as well.

Networking Skills

Getting the perfect lifeguarding job requires networking skills that will lend itself well to a future in the business world. After lifeguards complete the necessary training, they should visit the beaches and pools at which they want to work. Talking to lifeguards who are already doing the job they want can provide insight into the specific conditions to expect and the common types of emergencies that occur. This can help lifeguards in the application process so they can get the job they really want.

Being a lifeguard may seem like just a way to pass the time during the summer or to make some money for college. However, it can also help prepare you for life in the business world once you choose your career path. Lifeguards don’t just look great in their men’s lifeguard shorts; they also need specific skills, many of which translate well into other jobs later in life.

If you’re looking for the Swim Stuff guard 20 inch board short or other lifeguard shorts and swimsuits, contact us. D&J Sports has everything lifeguards need to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.





Item of the Week: Lifeguard Boardshorts

19 05 2010

Lifeguard BoardshortsThe item of the week this week are the Swim Stuff Lifeguard Boardshorts. This great looking lifeguard boardshort will be sure to fit into your budget this summer. Don’t worry the only thing cheap is the price you still get all the great features: 100% sanded polyester, comfortable mesh lining, draw string waist band, and an extra side pocket on the leg. The guard logo will have you looking very professional this summer. Be sure to order your guard boardshorts today so that you can get it before the summer swim pools open up!





Speedo Lifeguard Shorts are the Best Guard Shorts

10 04 2010

Speedo Lifeguard ShortsLifeguards are gearing up now for the summer season and the guys are looking for the best lifeguard shorts to wear this summer. There are many new styles this year to choose from, including lifeguard board shorts like the Speedo Lifeguard Zuma Shorts. These boardshorts are available in red, navy blue, and royal blue. They have a big lifeguard wording down the side of the shorts and a velcro pocket on the opposite side. Another popular short from the Speedo Lifeguard line is the Speedo Male Volley Lifeguard Short. This short has a 20″ length and is made from 100% microfiber polyester so it will dry quickly while you are up on the lifeguard chair. It is also available in the red, navy blue, and royal blue color options, with a smaller Lifeguard logo on the bottom of the left leg. So what makes the Speedo Lifeguard shorts the best guarding shorts? The fast drying fabrics are a plus and durable fabrics and construction of these suits definitely makes these guard shorts the choice for you. The Speedo guard shorts will last you all summer and have you looking like a pro this summer.





Women’s Lifeguard Shorts

10 06 2009

Comfort and versatility are very important to a good lifeguard wardrobe.  One accessory that no female guard should go without is a good pair of guard shorts.  Such shorts provide a quick and easy cover for your lifeguard suit.

Speedo’s Lifeguard Roll Waist Shorts are a perfect cover-up while on the job or for just hanging out.  These shorts feature the casual and trendy roll waist design and are 100% cotton.  The “Lifeguard” text on the back of the short reinforces your presence on the pool deck.  Available in a variety of colors including red and navy.

Speedo Lifeguard Roll Waist Short

Speedo Lifeguard Roll Waist Short





Male Lifeguard Swimsuits

22 04 2009
Lifeguard Swimsuits

Lifeguard Swimsuits

Ok guys, so you are going to be lifeguarding this summer at your local swimming pool or beach? Then you need to make sure you have the proper uniform. Yes we know you don’t really care about the uniform but you do want to look good so you can land a date with your fellow female lifeguard or that cute girl in a bikini that shows up when you are lifeguarding everyday. Well you have several options to choose from and hopefully we can help you make a good decision. The classic style trunks are still around, but they’ve taken a back seat to modern board short styles. Lifeguards, just like surfers, realize board shorts offer a lot of freedom of movement. Choices include long or short leg lengths. Many of the lifeguarding shorts are a cross between the classic style of swim trunks and the boardshorts. These new boardshort styles offer a slightly shorter leg, a drawstring, and quicker drying fabric all of which makes for a more comfortable short to wear while you are up in the lifeguarding chair.








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