Heroes of the Beach, Pool, Lake and Park –
At the beach, a waterpark, resort or your neighborhood pool or aquatic facility, lifeguards are ready and qualified to monitor and assist swimmers and perform life-saving measures when necessary. These public safety professionals stay alert, vigilant and attentive so others can have fun in the water.
More Than a Job
It may look like fun in the sun but these certified first responders are constantly training to maintain their rescue skills, provide top-notch guest service and facility safety, keep pool water clean and properly sanitized, and keep a watchful eye on guests.
Trained & Ready to Respond
As first responders, professional lifeguards are trained and certified in CPR, oxygen administration, AED use and first aid. Their skills are tested both in the water and on land. They have a massive responsibility and put their own health and safety at risk, exposing themselves to the transmission of disease and potential injury.
Stern enforcers of rules designed to protect swimmers, lifeguards also extend their compassion and care helping families fit lifejackets, answering questions, and maintaining rigorous sanitation protocol. Lifeguards are the heroes of the beach, pool, lake, and waterpark.
How to Observe International Lifeguard Appreciation Day
Thank your neighborhood, water park, gym or club lifeguard simply by telling them “Thank you for all you do”. If your organization employs lifeguards, celebrate them with special thank you posters, social media posts, a staff party, an extra cooler full of ice-cold water or a visit from the ice-cream truck.
The best way to show your appreciation to a lifeguard is follow the facility rules, keep an eye on your children or weak swimmers, and willingly follow lifeguard instructions.
Aquatic Facility Resources
Please feel free to use these downloadable International Lifeguard Appreciation Day assets, including the official logo, posters and social media graphics.
For information on aquatic safety, lifeguard instructor training, learn to swim, pool management, health & safety training or vigilance technology, please feel free to call us at 800-742-8720.
International Lifeguard Appreciation Day as recognized by the National Day Archives.
2023 Lifeguard Appreciation Day
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