Friday, 16 November 2012

Get the Lifeguard Uniforms and Equipment from Original Watermen with satisfaction guaranteed

The Lifeguard Uniforms at Original Watermen are made by lifeguards, for lifeguards. Knowing what goes in to the training, exercise and strenuous activity of professional lifeguards, it is incredibly important to Original Watermen when it comes to designing apparel and equipment that only the best products are made for our agencies. At Original Watermen, our lifeguard uniforms and equipment are satisfaction guaranteed. In this industry, everyday performance easily deteriorates and overuses average equipment. For this reason, we strive to provide the lifeguard community with only the highest and toughest quality for endurance, support and comfort. 

Both men’s and women’s Lifeguard Uniforms come in a variety of colors and styles. Women’s Lifeguard Uniforms come in both one- and two-piece designs. Men’s Lifeguard Uniforms range from our popular Retro Short with the 5-inch inseam to the longer Watermen Pro Lifeguard Boardshort that is preferred by more than 75,000 lifeguards around the world. Whatever your guards’ preference in uniform style, Original Watermen satisfies your agency’s needs with a range of styles. For those chilly dawn patrols, our Watermen Pant and Watermen Pullover set is worn by guards across the globe for their exceptional comfort, fit, and extra deep pockets. Also, most lifeguard uniforms can be embroidered with your agency’s name and/or logo – give us a call for more information.

Original Watermen Lifeguard Uniforms are tested and proven by thousands of rescue professionals worldwide, from ocean and pool lifeguards to military Special Forces and Coast Guard. With over 1,900 agencies to test our quality, it’s not question why our Lifeguard Uniforms continue to be a favorite among the industry. Junior Lifeguard programs who partner with us are also promised the same quality and comfort as our adult lifeguard line of clothing and apparel. Our men’s four-way stretch short can also be ordered as a boy’s Junior Lifeguard Uniform, as can the one- and two-piece designs for girls. Also, the Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short is made with the same high-tech four-way super stretch poly microfiber as in our men’s line, and can be used both as a regular short and a cover up.

Original Watermen uniforms and clothing can fully outfit your agency in more than just swimsuits. Our line of water and ocean inspired tees, hoodies, jackets and rashguards will keep your lifeguards patrolling in style, on and off the tower. We also carry a full line of high-quality equipment that ranges from Da Fins, tubes and cans, to backboards and first aid supplies. For the full line of Lifeguard Uniforms, equipment and other apparel at Original Watermen, visit our web site at or give us a call at 1-760-599-0990.

The highest quality standards concerning Swimwear from Lifeguard Store at Original Watermen

Original Watermen’s complete lifeguard store has everything your agency needs to fulfill their apparel and equipment needs. Our lifeguard store fully outfits rescue swimmers from beach or pool lifeguards to seal team units. Outfitting over 1,900 agencies worldwide, Original Watermen continues to perfect their lifeguard apparel, making suits and trunks that remain comfortable and resistant, even during those 15-hour days.  Being made by lifeguards, for lifeguards, we know the high quality that is needed when equipment and apparel is being used to the fullest each day. The lifeguard store at Original Watermen has apparel that is proven to be quick drying, so lifeguards can comfortably go from the water to the tower and dry quickly with no problem. Ranging from ocean lifeguards, city pools, Water Park guards to military Special Forces, whether the work revolves around salt water, sun or chlorine – our gear is satisfaction guaranteed. 
The lifeguard store at Original Watermen contains the most up-to-date cutting edge fabrics and styles to comfortably fit your lifeguard unit. The Watermen Stretch short is made of a new four-way super stretch fabric, making it a most popular boardshorts in the industry. For female guards, we have both one- and two-piece swimsuit designs. The Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short is made with the same high-tech four-way super stretch poly microfiber as in our men’s line, and can be used both as a regular short and a cover up. The Original Watermen Lifeguard Store only has the highest quality standards concerning swimwear and equipment in the industry.

In our lifeguard store, you will also find Jr. Guard swimsuits, trunks, equipment and other apparel. Junior Lifeguards need suits and apparel that are going to withstand the same trials that rescue swimmers need on a day-to-day basis. Original Watermen takes pride in providing Junior Lifeguards with the same quality and comfort as the pros. working closely with Junior Guard programs locally, our lifeguard store supplies several Southern California Jr. Guards with all of the equipment and apparel they need to run a successful program each summer. 

The lifeguard store also carries a line of water and ocean inspired tees. For all of those seasoned, salty and fearless guards, Original Watermen carries a wide range of tees, hoodies and other cold weather clothing – including a Watermen Pant and Pullover for those chilly dawn patrols. Also, our Tools of the Trade section can supply your agency with anything from fins, tubes and cans to first aid supplies and backboards.
To view our complete lifeguard store, visit our web site at Our clothes are guaranteed to provide maximum mobility and comfort.

Junior Lifeguard Apparel and Equipment at Original Watermen

At Original Watermen, we understand the Junior Lifeguard program’s importance in teaching kids and teens about ocean and water safety. Junior Lifeguard programs are an awesome way for youth to get involved with beach and ocean skills and safety. Starting as early as the age of 9 in most cities, Junior Lifeguard programs focus on combining education with ocean and sea recreation. Junior Lifeguard programs encourage and teach youth about the ocean environment and how to gain professional lifesaving skills. 

Original Watermen works closely with several Junior Lifeguard agencies both locally and nationally. In Southern California alone, we support the Encinitas Junior Lifeguards, City of Oceanside Junior Guards, Carlsbad Junior Guards, San Diego Junior Lifeguards, Imperial Beach Jr. Guards, and Huntington State Junior Guards to name a few. We work especially closely with the Junior Lifeguard program in Encinitas, attending their tryouts during the summer and supplying them with all of their lifeguard swimwear and equipment, which ranges from swimsuits, trunks and rashguards to backpacks, fins and hats. 

Any Junior Lifeguard needs the same quality and comfort during their program as professional lifeguards do. At Original Watermen, our line of Junior Lifeguard apparel and equipment maintains the same top quality suits and trunks as our adult men’s and women’s line. For boys, our Junior Elastic Waist Boardshort is 100% sanded polyester microfiber, features a microshield cargo pocket and is an adjustable fit without an elastic look. Girl Junior Lifeguards can also choose from one- and two-piece designs, just like our women’s line, which provide the same coverage and support. We also carry the Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short in junior sizes, which is made with the same four-way super stretch poly microfiber as in the men and women’s line – and it can be used as a regular short or a cover up.

To check out our full line of Junior Lifeguard suits, trunks, and other equipment, visit or give a call at 1-760-599-0990. Also, for a full list of the Junior Lifeguard programs Original Watermen works with, check out THE LIST on our web site, or see below:
·         City of Encinitas Jr. Guards
·         CA State Jr.Guard-Carlsbad
·         San Diego Jr. Guards
·         CA State Jr. Guards –Silverstrand
·         City of Oceanside Jr. Guards
·         Sarasota County Jr. Guards
·         Hollywood, FL Jr. Guards
·         Ventura Jr. Guards
·         UC Santa Barbara Jr. Guards
·         Rehoboth Beach, DE Jr. Guards
·         City of Santa Cruz Jr. Guards
·         Santa Cruz State Jr. Guards
·         Huntington State Jr. Guards
·         Imperial Beach Jr. Guards

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Watermen walk the line between bravery and fear

At Original Watermen, our selection of tees, boardshorts, swimsuits, accessories and apparel is tested and proven to be just as resilient as the watermen who wear them. We recognize that it takes much more than the average person testing the waters to earn the name waterman. A lifetime spent in and around the water isn’t enough. Watermen are more than comfortable in the ocean; they focus on the lifestyle of the trade, breathing and living all things water.

Watermen inspire – they face their fears, they challenge themselves constantly, never resting on their laurels. It’s not about showing up at the beach with you board and “maybe” going for it. Finding excitement in a new challenge, watermen walk the line between bravery and fear, gaining experiences whether good or bad, to learn from and continue on. Watermen can be healed by nowhere else but the ocean.  Think about how many of the world’s most popular – and excitingly risky – surf breaks never would have been discovered if the brave individuals who discovered them would have thought they were too dangerous? If Waikiki surfers never would have stood on their long boards, using outrigger paddles to paddle their way to new, distant reef breaks? A new sport all together wouldn’t have been born. Watermen see a new challenge in the water and go for it –inventing new sports along the way. Imagine how many action sports in general the world would be missing out on, if some brave, thrill seeking watermen didn’t continue striving to evolve their equipment? Think of the underwater depths that would be left undiscovered if daring divers didn’t thrive to go deeper?

For reasons such as these, true watermen are a rare breed to come by. But if and when you do see one, you will know, recognizing the pride that comes with a lifetime spent earning their salt.

To shop for all things watermen, visit our Web site at Our watermen-inspired tees, boardshorts, trunks, jackets, suits and other apparel pay tribute to those who are more than the average swimmer or diver or surfer. People often ask us – what IS Original Watermen? What is Earn Your Salt?  Original Watermen strives to represent those who have that passion to push themselves to the limit each and every time they touch the water.

Shop the Original Watermen Lifeguard Swimsuits for Men and Women, boardshorts, swimwear, lifeguard shorts, and uniforms from our lifeguard store.

Lifeguard clothing- how to dress the part

When you assume responsibility as a lifeguard you are not only a trained lifeguard but also a figure of authority and you must dress the part. Although lifeguard uniforms may vary there will be certain elements which are common to lifeguard clothing.
The apparel of lifeguards is made of extremely durable and high quality materials which are also waterproof. Since the garments are exposed long to water and chlorine and salt in the water they must be of superior quality so as not to get discoloured or fade away. It is necessary that the clothing of lifeguards be in top condition all the time as it is one of the ways of recognizing them.
The colour of the lifeguard uniforms will be red in the majority of the cases although black, navy and orange may also be worn. The emphasis is on the fact that whatever colour is worn it should be loud and clearly visible even in water.
Lifeguard t-shirts will all have the lettering ‘LIFEGUARD’ clearly visible on them so that people in or near the water can easily identify the lifeguards. Easy identification of lifeguards is imperative so that people know whom to turn to in case an emergency arises. The font of the lettering should be large and clear and make for easy reading. Small lettering is only passable if the lifeguard is in some sort of a uniform for that particular area and is easily recognizable in that way. The height and thickness of the font should be appropriate and make for quick reading.
It is highly preferable if the lifeguard t-shirt/shirt has the same lettering on the back also as it will further promote the visibility. This is also very practical since it is not necessary that the lifeguard will always be sitting on his chair; he maybe pacing up and down his stretch and the back lettering will clearly make him stand out.
The quality of lifeguard apparel, as mentioned earlier has to be of top quality. It has to be 100% pre-shrunk cotton because cotton is comfortable to wear and being a natural fabric is breathable. This is very useful especially on hot days as lifeguards cannot afford to be feeling uncomfortable in their own clothes. The pre-shrunk factor is necessary because lifeguards are in and out of the water and also have to wash their garments repeatedly; they cannot have the garments shrinking and worrying about the sizes all the time.
The ink used on the lettering on the t-shirts has to be of very good quality and permanent as the t-shirts are washed repeatedly. The lettering should shine and be clear even after innumerable washes and not run or fade away. Good manufacturers put almost three coatings of ink to ensure that it does not lose the colour.
It is very vital that lifeguard clothing be able to provide the flexibility, visibility and durability required by the wearer and should not become an impediment for the wearer carrying out the responsibility.   

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Lifeguard store of Watermen

Original Watermen’s lifeguard store is stocked with all the lifeguard gear your agency may need to fully outfit your rescue swimmers, seal team units or beach or pool lifeguards. Our lifeguard apparel is made by lifeguards, for lifeguards, so we know what kind of top-performance equipment is needed for resisting the training, exercise, and strenuous activity lifeguards do on a daily basis. Whether use revolves around salt water, sun or chlorine, our gear is satisfaction guaranteed.

Our lifeguard store and lifeguard lounge outfits over 1,900 agencies across the globe, ranging from ocean lifeguards, city pools, water park guards to military Special Forces. Our swimwear is also proven to be quick drying, so lifeguards can comfortably go from the water to the tower and dry quickly with no problem. In our lifeguard store, you will also find Jr. Guard swimsuits and other lifeguard equipment. The store carries a complete line of Jr. Guard swimwear, from swimsuits, trunks and Jr. Lifeguard rashguards to backpacks and Da Fins surf rescue fins.

While some lifeguard stores haven’t upgraded their lifeguard uniform or apparel design in over a decade, Original Watermen is constantly improving on a new and better fit that are comfortable 15 hours a day. In the lifeguard store you will find the most up-to-date cutting edge fabrics and styles to comfortably fit your lifeguard unit. The Watermen Stretch short is made of a new four-way super stretch fabric, making it the most popular boardshort in the industry. For female guards, we have both one- and two-piece swimsuit designs. The Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short is made with the same high-tech four-way super stretch poly microfiber as in our men’s line, and can be used both as a regular short and a cover up. Within the lifeguard store, we can embroider most swimwear with your agencies name and logo – give us a call for more information.

The lifeguard store also carries a huge selection of water and ocean inspired tees and cold weather clothes. We are continually striving to improve and provide the best quality, fit, funtion and comfort in all of our lifeguard products. Our lifeguard store carries a new Watermen Pant that is worn by guards across the country, and can be used for training and working out in colder weather.

The lifeguard store at Original Watermen also carries a full range of equipment, including Da Fin rescue fins, the best lifeguard and big wave rescue sleds, lifeguard tubes and cans, backboards, packs and whistles and most lifeguard First Aid supplies. The Orginal Watermen lifeguard store has proven time and time again to have the highest quality standards concerning swimwear and equipment in the industry. 

Original Watermen strives to have the most resilient lifeguard shorts in the industry

Since the late ‘70s, Original Watermen’s lifeguard shorts have been proven to be a favorite in the lifeguard industry. Starting with the company’s first lifeguard shorts being sold to local Carlsbad watermen, then to California State Parks and now outfitting over 1,900 organizations worldwide, this equipment has been put to the test.

Our popular line of Retro Lifeguard Shorts is our most streamlined cut. Lifeguards love the fit because of the super soft Cool plus Liner instead of a mesh liner, which prevents chaffing. And of course, they are popular because of their five inch inseam. For the more conservative, we also have longer lifeguard shorts and boardshorts that will keep your agency comfortable, quickly dry, and are stylish. The Watermen Pro Lifeguard Boardshort is preferred by more than 75,000 lifeguards around the world.

Not to leave our waterwomen out, our line of women’s lifeguard shorts are just as elite. Our just-as-popular Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short is 100% poly microfiber and is a four-way Super Stretch short. The new stretch short fabric is the next wave of technology for lifeguard shorts and boardshorts alike, upgrading trends from previous nylon and microfiber materials. We also make women’s lifeguard shorts that are specifically made based on what California guards asked for – shorts that are quick drying, unbinding, and that can be worn as a cover short as well.

With Original Watermen’s apparel, you can rest easy that living in your watermen lifeguard shorts will be the most comfortable ones out there. Sure, our lifeguard shorts have cargo pockets designed to accommodate MTS and XTS series Motorola radios, but throw a cell phone in there instead and you have a pair of shorts so comfortable you can run all your errands in them too – and head straight to the beach or pool.

At Original Watermen, we strive to have the most resilient lifeguard shorts in the industry. When the trunks you wear are your everyday uniform, you need to know that you’re not going to lose them to – or in – the water. Other brands of shorts can lose their color or shape, among other boardshort fatalities that will make your lifeguards extremely uncomfortable. But when you are in the industry of saving lives, you know what other lifeguards are looking for and what they need to be comfortable in their lifeguard shorts throughout their 15-hour days. 

Visit our Lifeguard Store at to check out the full line of lifeguard shorts, clothing, swimsuits etc. we offer for men, women and junior guards.

Lifeguard clothing comes with new prints, styles, cuts and comfort

At Original Watermen, our lifeguard clothing is made to withstand the strenuous and enthralling conditions lifeguards and watermen face on an everyday basis. Seasoned watermen know the level of comfort that is needed for those laborious 15-hour days, and our lifeguard clothing is made by lifeguards who have spent a lifetime in the water patrolling, surfing, swimming, paddling – you name it. Original Watermen’s lifeguard clothing started in the late ‘70s with lifeguard boardshorts being sold to local lifeguards and watermen in Carlsbad, and quickly grew to suiting the State of California Lifeguards. Now, our lifeguard clothing line outfits over 1,900 lifeguard agencies with a full line of gear and equipment.  

Original Watermen’s lifeguard clothing ranges from swimsuits and boardshorts to cold weather clothes and tees. We strive to provide the best quality and comfort in our lifeguard swimsuits, and our clothing is no different. For those chilly morning dawn patrols, we have lifeguard clothing that will keep your team warm. Our Watermen Pant is worn by guards across the country, and can be used for training and working out in colder weather. Our most popular jacket in the watermen line is our Sherpa Fleece, which features our rad Original Watermen chest logo and has warm fleece throughout.

Our lifeguard clothing is specifically inspired by all things watermen, for watermen. It takes a lifetime to Earn Your Salt, and we strive to represent that theme in the artwork featured on our tees and hoodies. One of our classic tees featuring The Duke is an artistic testament to the legend who earned His Salt. And of course, in the spirit of Earning Your Salt, we must pay tribute to the God of the Sea himself, King Neptune, depicted on tees and hoodies. Our waterwomen are often drawn to our popular Mermaid tees – another legendary water mystery. Original Watermen’s lifeguard clothing aims to represent strength in both durability and artistically with our waterman themed prints.

Tees are 100% ring-spun cotton for high quality and durability, and are often times pre-shrunk to fit well – and also helps avoid size issues when shopping via our online store. We make sure our lifeguard clothing continuously sets the bar with new prints, styles, cuts and comfort. We are bringing back the retro shorts while printing new tees and hoodies on a regular basis. Having so many different options, your lifeguards will definitely find a suit and cut that fits their needs, while still patrolling in style.

For our full line of tees, hoodies, boardshorts and other lifeguard clothing, visit our Lifeguard Store at and place an order, or give us a call at (800) 414-3181. 

The Best Lifeguard Swimsuit Manufacturer

Hey, lifeguard!  Whether you're a guy looking for board shorts, short shorts, or a gal looking for a rescue bikini or a one-piece racer tank or x-back look no farther than the Original Watermen lifeguard swimsuit line. We know Original Watermen swimsuits have been the premiere supplier of the lifeguarding industry for more than 20 years. We know what you're looking for. We know quality, comfort, and function. We also know what looks good. Our Lifeguard swimsuits are made to last and to enhance you is ability as a lifeguard to do your job. And, okay, if you want to show off, that's fine; we're cool with that. Quality guard’s lifeguards should be proud of what they do and they deserve the best lifeguard swimsuits on the planet!

A lifeguard depends on proper and durable clothing and equipment to be effective in saving lives. You can count on us to be your go-to provider for all things lifeguard. In addition to a full line of lifeguard swimsuits, we offer cold weather gear such as jackets and hoodies, tees, pants, hats, as well as lifeguard equipment such as rescue tubes, sleds, and surfboards. We're not just about bathings suits, after all. Then again, all of this lifeguard gear goes better with the best swimwear.

At Original Watermen, we pride ourselves in manufacturing the best Lifeguard swimsuits you'll find any day and anywhere in America. We want you to have the best so you can be set from months and years with only one purchase. We use only the highest quality materials so you can be confident about the durability of our bathing suits and our careful design means you'll always be comfortable and always look good whether on duty at the beach, a pool, or water park.

Come to and check out the whole line of lifeguard swimsuits, apparel, accessories and gear. We're sure you'll love what you see, and our customer service is second to none. At Original Watermen, our mission is to help you be a quality lifeguard, and in our own unique way hopefully add to the enjoyment of job.

For more lifeguard love, stop by for the only best lifeguard products on the planet. Whether its lifeguard board shorts, Lifeguard swimsuits, lifeguard rescue swim suits, apparel, or other cutting edge lifeguard equipment  give us a call for questions at 1-800-414-3181.