How to Dress Professionally As a Lifeguard

As a lifeguard, you are a trained professional as well as an authority figure. It helps to dress the part.


  1. Your guard suit should be worn at all times. Even if it is not that warm out or if there are only a few people in the pool, you should wear it.Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%201.jpg
  2. Rule of thumb: an article of clothing that says "Lifeguard" should be visible at all times. A suit or shirt is acceptable.Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%202.jpg
  3. Your employers may issue a t-shirt, tank-top, or long sleeve shirt; this should be worn as often as possible. Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%203.jpg
  4. In hot weather, it is usually acceptable for male guards to wear just their suits. Female guards should wear their suits with black, navy, gray, or red shorts.Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Waterproof flip flops or sneakers should be worn at all times. Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%205.jpg
  6. You should always have a whistle on a lanyard with you while on duty. Depending on your place of employment, you may also need to have a face mask, disposable gloves, or an air horn with you.Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%206.jpg
  7. Sunglasses are very helpful when it's sunny or even overcast, since the light reflecting off the water can cause glare. Dress%20Professionally%20As%20a%20Lifeguard%20Step%207.jpg



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