***UPDATE: More Trouble For San Ramon High School

February 12, 2020 UPDATE: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/02/11/8-million-settlement-reached-in-danville-students-drowning-at-high-school/   On October 7th, 2018 we wrote a blog in regards to the drowning of Benjamin Curry during a swim class at San Ramon High School in Danville, CA (http://www.old.goldenstatelifeguards.com/san-ramon-valley-high-school-drowning/). This class was conducted by coach Aaron Becker who is the subject of this particular… Continue reading

Residential Pool Safety Equipment – A Breakdown To Prevent Drownings

There are so many products that can be added to your backyard pool area when considering pool safety here in the Los Angeles region and in fact in California it is the law if you are building a new pool or remodeling your pool. Whether you are protecting your young… Continue reading

California Pool Safety Law 2018 – 2019

As of January 1, 2018, pool owners were required to install at least 2 of 7 specified drowning prevention safety features to reduce the serious risk of drowning. This law is here to stay however as with any new influx of laws, the question is who will enforce these new… Continue reading

Hey California, Governor Brown Wants Your Water!!

UPDATE (1/2/2020): We have just learned that consumers could be fined up to $1000.00 for any infraction due to excessive water usage. That amount could go up to $10,000.00 during state declared drought periods. This law will force many Californians to leave the state in droves if it not repealed… Continue reading

San Ramon Valley High School Drowning

This is the second high profile drowning case we have heard about this year and we are once again quite fired up regarding the circumstances surrounding this particular case. This drowning occurred earlier in the year but is now making its rounds on social media again as the family of… Continue reading

Many Americans Are Afraid To Administer CPR

Tragically, thousands of Americans die of cardiac arrest and even more tragic is the fact that thanks to a legal system that is broken tends to punish those who attempt to save lives. The result is that many are afraid to administer lifesaving CPR or first aid to those who… Continue reading

Pool Safety – Pets Drown Too!

Last summer we got wind of a tragic story of a pet who drowned at a pool party after being let out from containment. Although this was an isolated incident, this type of situation happens all over the United States and we know that this is being under-reported. The dog… Continue reading

Top Ten Tips For Closing (Winterizing) Your Pool

We all know that Southern California is known for its beautiful weather and potentially using the pool could be a year-round activity however there are some who feel the need to shut their pools down for the fall/winter months. This blog is for those who choose to shut their pools… Continue reading

America Is Grappling With A Major Lifeguard Shortage

America is grappling with a lifeguard shortage that only gets worse every season. Golden State Lifeguards had its busiest year so far and was able to make it all work with just a skeleton crew however we are dreading what next season has in store for us in 2019. For… Continue reading