A Tragic Story – Know Who You Hire!

It was three years or so ago that our office received a phone call from a local school event organizer right here in the San Fernando Valley inquiring about our private pool party lifeguard services for an upcoming school sanctioned event. In fact the inquiry was for a school family… Continue reading

Lifeguard Chief Castillo – Independent Auditing & Consulting

Lifeguard Chief Ed Castillo of Golden State Lifeguards has announced his intention to offer independent auditing and consulting services nationwide but primarily targeting Las Vegas resorts that hire hundreds of lifeguards annually. Chief Castillo has been a staunch advocate for raising the bar among pool lifeguards through education and training,… Continue reading

Swim Coach Tracey Boyd Found Guilty Of Elise Cerami Drowning

Once again and sadly we are following up on yet another story of a drowning that took place during swimming practice in the state of Texas. This particular incident took place June 20th, 2016 at the Carroll Aquatics Center located in Southlake, Texas. The reason we are paying so much… Continue reading

***UPDATE: More Trouble For San Ramon 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 drowning case. Well, new details have… 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

Treading On Dangerous Ground! MeToo, Entitlements & More!

We have thought long and hard about writing this post especially during a time when this country is extremely polarized by the political proceedings surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. What we seek to do is to bring our concerns to the table as it relates to the lifeguard industry… 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

Lifeguard Instructors Having Difficulty Complying With New California Law

We would agree that lifeguards all across the board need to be held to higher standards in this nation and the state of California is changing the game for lifeguard instructors and for lifeguards which has prompted some backlash. While we welcome the new changes in the law, others are… Continue reading