Stay Protected: Lifeguard Headwear

July 5, 2013 in Lifeguard, Product Spotlights

You’re on the job in your lifeguard suit. But is that enough? Increase your visibility and protect your head and eyes with our Lifeguard Headwear picks!

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THE TYR GUARD BASEBALL CAP: LOOK GREAT, STAY PROTECTED

The Tyr Standard Guard Baseball Cap showcases 100% Cotton construction, for luxurious comfort on the job. Engineered for lifeguards, this hat is a perfect choice for the pool or beach and features an oversized Guard Logo for increased visibility, separating you from the crowd and authenticating your role. Safety’s first, but style matters.

Purchase the Tyr Guard Baseball Cap Here!

Not feeling the baseball cap? Just want to protect your face and eyes? Perhaps you should try. . .

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THE NIKE LIFEGUARD VISOR: PREMIUM COMFORT ON THE POOL DECK

The Nike Swim Lifeguard Visor features sweat-wicking fabric and side mesh panels to help keep you comfortable while blocking out the sun. The inner band is made of a blend of spandex terry cloth and Nike’s exclusive Dri-FIT polyester for an ultimately comfortable fit against the head. The back features a quick-adjust closure to get the perfect fit!

Purchase the Nike Lifeguard Visor Here!

Our next selection is not specifically made for lifeguards, but we think plenty of you will appreciate it all the same!

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THE SPEEDO STRAW HAT: A FUN HEADWEAR ALTERNATIVE

The Speedo Straw Hat is made of all natural straw material for a traditional look. Don’t be concerned about what it will feel like on your head, because there is an extremely comfortable elastic band inside! The soft, adjustable chin strap will ensure your hat will not fly away in a strong gust of wind. Lastly, the wide brim makes this excellent protection against the sun’s harmful rays!

Purchase the Speedo Straw Hat Here!

We hope you’ve found this post informative. Any questions? Please leave us a comment!

FATHER’S DAY

June 15, 2013 in Family Fun, For Coaches & Parents, Las Vegas Local, Lifeguard, Product Spotlights, Swimming, Triathlon

Sunday is Father’s Day and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy quality water time with dear old Dad.  If it’s a backyard pool party, there are a number of ways to enhance your aquatic experience this Father’s Day.  A backyard pool party for the family and friends will take on another dimension with the inclusion of toys and pool games for the festivities.  Grab a snorkel and mask set and set up a scavenger hunt using dive rings and pool toys.  For a combination of games, look to the Across Pool Volleyball/Badminton Set from Water Gear.  This set includes the standards, net, ball, rackets and birdies for guaranteed hours of pool fun.  If basketball is your game, add another dimension and play a championship series of your own with the Heavy Duty Water Basketball Game, also from Water Gear.  Team or one-on-one competitions will keep everyone involved, and it may give Dad a reason, or the perfect excuse, to officiate the action.

Perhaps Dad just wants to kick back and relax this Father’s Day.  Maybe he just wants to sit back and enjoy watching it all.  If that’s the case, let him lounge in style and watch all the competition with a quality flotation device.  Keep beverages at the ready and share some floating time with Dad on the River Run II from Wet Products.  This dual tube design features seating for two, two cup holders, two handles (for the rogue wave) and showcases a cooler in the middle that keeps beverages cold and ready.  Wet Products also offers the 18 Pocket Suntanner.  This raft is over 6 feet long, 2 feet wide and includes a pillow for Dad to rest his weary head on.  However, Dad may need to load up on the sunscreen in case the competition is so riveting he happens to doze off for a few minutes on this floating nap vessel.

Remember, whatever activities you have planned this Father’s Day, it’s always safety first.  Enjoy, and Happy Father’s Day!

Lifeguard Season! Thank you

May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas Local, Lifeguard, Swimming

This weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer and it also means the start of lifeguard season.  Make no mistake, anytime a lifeguard is on the job is lifeguard season.  However, Memorial Day and the beginning of summer signal a number of things including the end of the school year, a rising heat index, the local pool opening, families taking vacations and people flocking to the beach.  More people looking to cool off and relax by getting in the water leads to greater responsibility, and potentially longer hours, for lifeguards everywhere.  Translated, summer is lifeguard season.

Lifeguards ensure the safety of everyone in and around the water.  Sometimes the rest of us just can’t help ourselves, screwing things up so badly that a lifeguard is needed to make it right.  No matter the circumstance, lifeguards always answer the call.  Their job requires fitness, focus, awareness, recognition and clarity.  Lifeguards also need quality gear that will perform when it matters most.  Many lifeguards choose Swim2000 for all their apparel, gear and equipment needs.  Swim2000 appreciates their support but we would also like to recognize every lifeguard for what they do.  From the staff at Swim2000, and on behalf of everyone on your watch, we send our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to lifeguards everywhere.  For everything you do, thank you.  Be safe, enjoy the summer and have a great lifeguard season!