5 Strategies to Avoid Children Drowning in a Pool

5 strategies to avoid children drowning in a pool

Globally, there are an estimated 320,000 drowning deaths every year. Additionally, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4. Although scary, don’t let these statistics cause you undue stress. Utilize this knowledge to arm yourselves and your pool with proper safety measures and skills to help prevent drowning.  Here are five simple […]

How do I Practice for a Lifeguard Test?

how do i practice for a lifeguard test

Becoming a lifeguard is an exciting experience! However, it can feel overwhelming if you are not prepared. What should you expect during the oral or written exam? Will your CPR and first aid skills be tested? What’s expected of you in the water during the practical exam? Luckily, the experts at Blueguard are here to […]

What Should I Expect from Lifeguard Training?

what should i expect from lifeguard training

In the UAE, all lifeguards are required by law to hold a valid and accredited lifeguard certification. Starting the journey to become a lifeguard can feel like a daunting task, especially if you are not sure what to expect from your training. Here at Blue Guard, we offer multiple courses to meet your lifeguarding needs.  […]

Blue Guard & Pirate Surf Dubai

blue guard and pirate surf dubai

At Blue Guard, we take great pride in providing our clients with the life savings skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence they need to safely work as licensed professional lifeguards. In addition to our First Aid and Lifeguard courses, we often partner with local organizations and are excited to announce our recent partnership with Pirate Surf […]

How to Choose the Best Lifeguard Certification Course

how to choose the best lifeguard certification course

The internet can be an overwhelming source of information, especially when it comes to searching for lifeguard courses. With so many options, it can be difficult to determine which class is best for you. Here at Blue Guard, we are passionate about providing water safety skills at the highest level, which is why we’d like […]

The Importance of Lifeguard Certification & How it Helps to Get a Lifeguard Job

importance of lifeguard certification

With every swim, the swimmer takes on the inherent risk that something may go wrong. Whether at the beach or in a pool, risks such as drowning, injury, or another type of medical emergency may arise.  Between June 2018 and August 2019, 15 children lost their lives due to pool related drowning or injury. To […]

The Importance of Professional Lifeguard Training

professionally trained lifeguard saved two year old boy from drowning

We all take for granted our safety in the water. We often hear people mention they are strong swimmers or that their children are strong swimmers. As for children who are too young to swim, most parents keep a watchful eye on their little ones. However, it only takes a few seconds and a few […]

What are the Consequences of Having a Fake Lifeguard Certification?

the consequences of having a fake lifeguard certification

In February, the Federal National Council (FNC) passed the federal draft law intended to crack down on the penalties associated with fake education certifications. Consisting of 11 articles, the law covers offenses such as submitting bogus education certificates to secure jobs in the country or for certification or approval by competent authorities, including lifeguard certifications. […]

Tips For Lifeguards: How to Deal With Disruptive Guests at Your Swimming Pool

how to deal with disruptive guests at your swimming pool

Pool users are typically looking for a fun, laid-back ambiance when they visit their local pool. As a lifeguard, you appreciate these people the most. They’re reserved and usually easy to manage. Swimming pools can offer a sunny atmosphere, a soothing climate and the water’s refreshing touch. Unfortunately, this experience isn’t always guaranteed. Some guests […]

7 Essential Steps for Swimmer Safety

7 essential steps for swimmer safety

The UAE is a wonderful place to live and work and it is unique in many ways. The risks that exist in this part of the world are a unique combination that occurs as a result of the terrain, the weather and the presence of aquatic activities. Here are 7 simples steps to check yourself […]