April 21, 202015
With many states and municipalities planning to reopen their facilities, economies, and businesses, now is the time to prepare your aquatic facilities with the essential equipment and supplies that you will need to open safely for your staff and patrons. Since the aquatic season is nearly upon us and due to the shutdown, most agencies have not made their essential purposes there is likely to be a rush on the most needed items. It would be best practice for aquatic facilities to buy now and beat the rush.
February 13, 2020192
eLifeguard.com Founder and longtime Aquatics Industry Professional Mike Rogers will be presenting at the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) Conference in Frisco, Texas on Tuesday, February 18. The topic being presented is 'Innovation In Aquatics'. Mr. Rogers will be discussing historical trends in aquatics innovations, the importance of innovation in aquatics and lifeguarding, as well as current and future innovations. The presentation will take place in the swimming pool area of the Hilton Embassy Suites at 1:15 pm.
February 13, 2020154
Lifeguards and other aquatics professionals will be descending upon Frisco, Texas this coming week for the annual conference of the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP). eLifeguard.com will have a display of the most innovative new lifeguard and aquatics products. The booth number to visit is #403. Lifeguards and Aquatics Leaders will be the first to see exciting new industry changing products.
January 23, 2020211
Lifeguards you know that old adage, "Insanity is doing the same thing over again expecting a different result." Well to quote the late great Yogi Berra, "It's like Deja Vu all over again" seeing old vinyl rescues tubes rip and fall apart in a matter of weeks not months or months not years. Fortunately, for all of us aquatics folks, there is finally a solution to what ails us. The solution is the LIFE™ Rescue Tube. The Patented design of this industry changing innovation is transforming the way lifeguards do their jobs and saving lives in the process. Not to mention that the LIFE Rescue Tubes will outlast the old vinyl coated rescue tubes by up to 10 times longer, saving aquatic facilities a pretty penny.
April 20, 20196726
Are your Lifeguard rescue tubes falling apart? If you have old style vinyl coated foam rescue tubes, the answer is most likely yes! Pictured above is a recent photo that a YMCA customer sent in of their old vinyl rescue tubes. Rescue tube technology has improved significantly since the vinyl coated tubes were first invented way back in the early 1960s. Lifeguards worldwide are discovering the revolutionary new LIFE™ Rescue Tube and retiring their old vinyl coated tubes. Has your aquatics facility upgraded your rescue tubes yet?
March 26, 20197075
YMCA's all across the United States and around the World are upgrading their old vinyl YMCA rescue tubes (Photo Above) to the revolutionary new LIFE™ Rescue Tubes! The old vinyl coated "Noodle" tubes are notorious for cracking and splitting and potentially posing a danger to Lifeguards and victims. When splitting, the old lifeguard tubes may not function properly for rescue and could potentially pose a health risk due to exposed foam absorption of blood born pathogens.
The LIFE™ Rescue Tube is the #1 selling rescue tube in the World and also the #1 selling rescue tube to YMCA aquatics facilities and growing everyday.
March 15, 20197162
Utah Lifeguards, Aquatics, and Recreation Professionals met this week for the annual conference of the Utah Recreation & Parks Association (URPA) in St. George, Utah. In addition to being a time to network and catch up with friends and colleagues, this was an opportunity for those involved in the field of Aquatics to discuss new Lifesaving technologies and innovations in the Lifeguard industry. Among those in attendance were Lifeguards certified with the American Red Cross, StarGuard, and YMCA.
Innovations that have been making waves in Aquatics in recent years include the LIFE™ Rescue Tube, which is now the #1 selling rescue tube in the world; the Seal Quik™ Mask, which is the Lifeguard industry standard seal mask (based on lifesaving certification adoption); and the new Lifesaving Training Manikin - Silhouette, which debuted at the recent conference of the Association of Aquatic Professionals.
March 13, 20197473
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result", so they say. Using an old style vinyl coated rescue tubes that were invented half a century ago would fall into the insanity category, you might say. Lifesaving and lifeguard rescue tube technology made a major leap forward in 2015 with the invention of the industry changing LIFE™ Rescue Tube. The LIFE Rescue Tube is now the #1 selling rescue tube in the world and is not letting up any time soon. With recent adoption among various lifesaving certification agencies around the world, the LIFE Tube is here to stay and now the rescue tube of choice among lifesavers worldwide.
What lifeguard trainers & lifeguards are saying:
"Just received the new Rescue Buoy - needless to say, I’m very impressed with the design, manufacture, and durability of this product. We will attempt to use it during tomorrow’s Ice Rescue Technician course, and am very much looking forward to using it during our spring Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Programs"
"Thanx for posting more videos of new tubes. Our Instructors are very impressed and excited about them. They are showing your videos in class this week."
"The tube looks amazing! It is exactly what our USLA chapter imagined."
"The tubes have indeed arrived. They are amazing. We have completely switch over to your tubes!"
"This is the best innovation in lifeguarding since I became a lifeguard"
"The 7 second swim video sold me! I haven't used the tube yet but I am SO excited to train with it and use it in the beach environment this season!!"
"We absolutely love our new life rescue tubes."
"We love our life rescue tubes because of their durability and their buoyancy."
"We are happy with the LIFE tubes, and even our state inspector was impressed with them!"
March 09, 20197467
Lifeguards and Aquatics Leaders at the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) National Annual Conference that took place in Frisco, Texas had the first look at the new innovative Patent Pending Lifeguard Training Manikin - Silhouette.
Conference attendees were impressed with the innovative use of the Dive Brick inserted into the center of the Manikin. The use of the Brick allows the Manikin to sink to the bottom of the pool / lake / ocean and serve as a Passive Doll / Silhouette. The unique design of this Manikin, unlike that of Dolls, allows the Lifeguard to rescue the device and bring it to the surface using various standard lifesaving rescue maneuvers. Once at the surface the Manikin (Victim) can be grasped and brought to safety.
When the Dive Brick is removed, the Lifeguard Training Manikin - Silhouette floats at the water's surface, ideal for rescues at or near the surface of the water.
February 09, 20198407
Lifeguards, Aquatics Professionals, and Recreation Directors met this week at the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) Conference to discuss new technologies in the field of aquatics and lifesaving among other areas related to recreation. Lifeguards in Kansas along with Lifeguards from throughout the US and abroad are updating their Lifesaving technology and training adapting it to modern advances that have been revolutionizing the industry over the past several years. Revolutionary products such as the LIFE™ Rescue Tube, ER7 Lifeguard Backboard, and Seal Quik™ Mask are a favorite among Lifeguards seeking to improve their readiness and speed of response to helps victims (guest in distress) in need.