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Lifeguard Games

As a lifeguard for over 30 years, I have seen rescue philosophies and trends come and go– adopted by one agency while being negated by another. As a guard certified by several different agencies, I would like to ask the agencies to communicate for the good of the rescue and the rescuer. We are all…

The Boys In The Boat

‘An epic journey from Depression-era America to the heart of Hitler’s Berlin The Boys in the Boat is the story of Joe Rantz, a charismatic young man born dirt poor in the woods of Washington State, who dreams of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression, and a complicated family life full of painful memories.…

Thirty Years As a Lifeguard

Yesterday, I was doing some reflecting and I realized that I have been an active lifeguard for 30 years.   I remember getting a phone call from Tuscarora Inn, informing me that if I was to acquire my lifeguard certification (back then it was still Advanced Lifesaving), they would love to have me work as…

Lightning Safety

Summer is now in full swing, with heat advisories and random thunderstorms. Lightning is a pretty cool event to observe, but it can also be pretty scary, especially if on or around the water. It is pretty simple what to do at an outdoor pool with the oncoming threat of a storm— close the pool…