***UPDATE: More Trouble For San Ramon High School

On October 7th, 2018 we wrote a blog in regards to the drowning of Benjamin Curry during a swim class at San Ramon High School in Danville, CA (http://www.goldenstatelifeguards.com/san-ramon-valley-high-school-drowning/). This class was conducted by coach Aaron Becker who is the subject of this particular drowning case. Well, new details have… Continue reading

Residential Pool Safety Equipment – A Breakdown To Prevent Drownings

There are so many products that can be added to your backyard pool area when considering pool safety here in the Los Angeles region and in fact in California it is the law if you are building a new pool or remodeling your pool. Whether you are protecting your young… Continue reading

California Pool Safety Law 2018 – 2019

As of January 1, 2018, pool owners were required to install at least 2 of 7 specified drowning prevention safety features to reduce the serious risk of drowning. This law is here to stay however as with any new influx of laws, the question is who will enforce these new… Continue reading

San Ramon Valley High School Drowning

This is the second high profile drowning case we have heard about this year and we are once again quite fired up regarding the circumstances surrounding this particular case. This drowning occurred earlier in the year but is now making its rounds on social media again as the family of… Continue reading

America Is Grappling With A Major Lifeguard Shortage

America is grappling with a lifeguard shortage that only gets worse every season. Golden State Lifeguards had its busiest year so far and was able to make it all work with just a skeleton crew however we are dreading what next season has in store for us in 2019. For… Continue reading

Lifeguard Instructors Having Difficulty Complying With New California Law

We would agree that lifeguards all across the board need to be held to higher standards in this nation and the state of California is changing the game for lifeguard instructors and for lifeguards which has prompted some backlash. While we welcome the new changes in the law, others are… Continue reading

Drowning Prevention To Be Focus For Lifeguard Chief Ed Castillo

With more sad and tragic news of drownings including the recent drowning death of Bode Miller’s daughter (Emmy), Lifeguard Chief Ed Castillo has begun to ramp up efforts to create an aggressive drowning prevention initiative in the Southern California region (San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Ventura County region). The message… Continue reading

Craigslist Freelance Lifeguards – Friend or Foe?

Lately we have received emails from a few booked clients stating they have decided to instead go with a cheaper lifeguard from Craigslist or another fly by night company. While we respect their decision, there are some things that consumers need to know about the so-called freelance lifeguard or the… Continue reading