A Few Things Everyone Should Know
Lifeguards save lives.
And they cost less than rescue teams and search helicopters. A lot less. Liability is a MYTH.
Read and share our best practices for Great Lakes guarded beaches, from our Lifeguarding Action Committee.
Drowning doesn’t look like drowning.
It’s not all splashing, waving & yelling as Hollywood portrays it. Drowning is often subtle, silent & swift. Know the signs.
Flip, Float & Follow.
Know it like you know Stop, Drop & Roll.
Males overestimate their ability.
Males drown way more than females.
Steer clear of the pier.
Structural currents take nearly as many lives as classic rip currents.
Life jackets are cool.
Drowning? Not so much. Navy Seals are the best swimmers in the world and they wear them. You don’t put your seat belt or bike helmet on as you’re crashing. Don’t just bring it...