Willow Healing Center Gives New Meaning To Concierge Medicine

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Just as Golden State Lifeguards has raised the bar in the Los Angeles private lifeguarding field, Willow Healing Center based in Woodland Hills located just outside of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley has raised the bar in medical care. Normally we do not blog about others however we … Continue reading

Shallow Water Blackout – What Is It & How To Prevent It!

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Every Summer without fail we hear reports from all over the United States of deaths attributed to Shallow Water Blackout (SWB). This is something that can be experienced by the strongest military swimmers to small children in backyard pools. This type of drowning does not discriminate and is an equal … Continue reading

Are Pool Lifeguards Skilled Enough?

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The following is a story that was published by ABC News last July and clearly illustrates the need for better trained and disciplined lifeguards. It is true that experience combined with maturity does go a long way in the prevention of drownings. It also depends on the level of training … Continue reading

Lessons Learned – Southern California Storm

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On February 17th, 2017, Southern California was hit by what many are describing as the storm of the year. The severe rain storm that hit the region is one that occurs once every 10 years or so. Typically, these types of storms coincide with the El Nino years however this … Continue reading

Dangerous Storm Moving into Southern California

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As we are preparing this blog, a dangerous storm is making its forward march into the Southern California region with as much as 2 – 10 inches of rain expected. This is a storm unlike anything we have seen since 2010 and some say as far back as 1997. There … Continue reading

Las Vegas Lifeguards – A New Chapter

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It has been a long two year journey but as of 2017, Golden State Lifeguards is finally creating a new division that specifically services the Las Vegas region. “The time is now”, says Lifeguard Chief Ed Castillo. Senior company officers have been taking inventory of available services in Las Vegas … Continue reading

Pool Safety – Pets Drown Too!

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Last summer we got wind of a tragic story of a pet who drowned at a pool party after being let out from containment. Although this was an isolated incident, this type of situation happens all over the United States and we know that this is being under-reported. The dog … Continue reading

The Dangers of Water Wings (Floaties)

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Every year in Southern California and at most children’s pool parties, there is always an abundance of small kids wearing floaties also referred to as “water wings”. Our staff gets quite worried when seeing floaties on kids which attracts our attention on the deck. Although very popular among parents, floaties … Continue reading