Tag: lifeguard

Seeing Red At The Beach

Market research shows that the red and yellow colors are the most easily recognizable in times of emergency on the beach. So lifeguards wear red. In an emergency, you want a lifeguard to be visible. The red and yellow uniforms from Australia to America have been used by a number of International Lifesaving Member Federations for many years. As such, red

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Swim Angels Make Everything Better

Drury Gallagher of Swim Free first popularized the name Swim Free Angel™ and swim angels in 2009. While the term had been used on and off previously in the 20th century, the use and identification of swim angels has really exploded in myriad events over the last several years from Africa to America. A swim angel is an experienced swimmer or

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4th Of July On The California Coast

Beaches, barbeques, and beer. Fireworks, family, and fun. It seems a whole lot of people have those kinds of plans when it comes to the Fourth of July national holidays around the United States. And with a combination of beaches, barbeques, and beer, lifeguards have to be especially vigilant around water. On the Southern California coast, the lifeguards

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Guardians Of The Open Water

Besides the hard-working, passionate, selfless race directors of the estimated 6,500 open water swimming events around the world, the other critical people in the open water swimming world include the safety personnel and volunteers on the water. The lifeguards on paddle boards, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, safety boats and onshore are essential

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