Another School Drowning, Another Negligent Lifeguard

We were made aware of yet another school drowning however the details surrounding this fatality are extremely troubling to say the least as you will see. This story was brought to our attention as per the Chicago Sun Times. The incident we are now bringing to you happened on January… Continue reading

A Tragic Story – Know Who You Hire!

It was three years or so ago that our office received a phone call from a local school event organizer right here in the San Fernando Valley inquiring about our private pool party lifeguard services for an upcoming school sanctioned event. In fact the inquiry was for a school family… Continue reading

How Are Hotel Swimming Pools Making You & Your Family Sick?

Many swimmers are getting sick in hotel pools, hot tubs and even water parks as they travel abroad despite chlorine treatment as standard protocols for pool maintenance. Did you know that within a 15 year period, more than 30,000 people in the United States have gotten sick and up to… Continue reading

Swim Coach Tracey Boyd Found Guilty Of Elise Cerami Drowning

Once again and sadly we are following up on yet another story of a drowning that took place during swimming practice in the state of Texas. This particular incident took place June 20th, 2016 at the Carroll Aquatics Center located in Southlake, Texas. The reason we are paying so much… Continue reading

***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