Orange County Sees 7 Drownings In 24 Hour Span!

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Orange County firefighter paramedics responded to one drowning and six near-drownings in less than 24 hours between early Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27. This was an extremely busy and tragic weekend for drownings in the region. The near drownings involved four girls, ages 1 to 3;  and two… Continue reading

Beach Safety – Treatment For Stingray Injuries

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Golden State Lifeguards is a private provider of ocean lifeguards in the Southern California region and as such, we see and hear a lot of things in our daily operations. This summer (2017) we have seen numerous stingray incidents at local beaches and we realized that many beach visitors are… Continue reading

Some parents may underestimate drowning risks of children, new poll suggests

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  As summer is upon us here in Southern California, a new poll has come out to support a position that we have long subscribed to which is that many parents underestimate their kids swimming ability. This also includes not only the young but pre-teens as well. This underestimation and… Continue reading

Crypto Outbreaks On The Rise Due To Urine In Pools

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We have gotten some bad news just in time for pool season and you are not going to like it one bit! Reports of diarrhea outbreaks linked to cryptosporidiosis parasites in pools and water parks increased at least two-fold in two years, federal health officials reported Thursday. Disgusting huh? What… 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

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

The Dangers of Inflatable Slides

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Every year without failure, we find that many pool party hosts, event planners and others will rent a poolside inflatable slide which comes in many sizes from small to large. While renting an inflatable slide seems innocent enough, there are dangers associated with these slides and we would like to… Continue reading