California Prop 64 & Lifeguard Employment

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As of January 2018 California will increase its implementation of Prop 64 which legalizes recreational marijuana for individuals 21 and over with restrictions however Golden State Lifeguards in addition to many other organizations opposed Prop 64 for the obvious reasons. What does this mean for Golden State Lifeguards? It means… Continue reading

Pool Lifeguards In The Crosshairs!

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Several years ago and based on the state of lifeguarding as we saw it, we predicted that pool lifeguards would be targeted for civil and/or criminal negligence. Well it seems that our prediction is coming to fruition and as proof we are monitoring a case out of Stamford, CT where… Continue reading

2016 Drowning of Murrieta Boy – Pure Negligence!

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We are officially responding to a story that was released by Jory Rand of KABC 7 news on August 31st, 2017 in regards to a drowning that occurred in Murrieta, California. Although this happened a year ago and did receive lots of media attention, a newly released video tells the… 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

American Red Cross Makes Lifeguard Program Revisions

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For many years we saw training being dumbed down for lifeguards however we are beginning to see advancements in training that will hopefully raise the bar for pool lifeguards all over the nation. We still believe that despite the new changes, lifeguards need more training than the required 24 hours… Continue reading

Our Answer To A Lifeguard Shortage

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We have been saying it for quite some time now and have brought attention to a national crisis that has been brewing for the last five years or so. We are referring to the most severe lifeguard shortage in history which has impacted private and municipal agencies from coast to… Continue reading