What is a Lifeguard Swimsuit?

Posted by justlifeguard 27/01/2017 0 Comment(s)

Right Swimsuits For Valuable Life Savers

Lifeguards are intensely trained swimmers who are present in our pools, oceans or anywhere near large water bodies. Their main role is to keep an eye on the swimmers and come to their rescue when need arises.

Their signature look is well-tanned bodies clothed in bright and appealing lifeguard swimsuits. They are well trained in first aid using various equipment. They are supposed to be on the lookout for the first sign of trouble in the beaches or poolside.

Lifeguards can perform CPR and even administer emergency oxygen. They are also supposed to identify the various types in order to notice any cases of drowning.


Choosing The Right Swimsuit

One of the first steps when choosing the right lifeguard swimsuit is to know one’s body type. Different people have different types of bodies ranging from pear shape, hour glass shape to apple shape.

One’s shape comes from where one naturally distributes their weight. One should measure their hips at the widest point, the waist at the smallest point while the bust is measured at the most pointed point.

When going out to purchase a lifeguard swimsuit ensure that you select the right store that stocks the particular brand that pleases you. Online shopping can be done but it advisable to do this when one is sure of the particular brand listed.


Choice Of Color And Fabric

Lifeguard swimsuits come in different colors and fabrics. So when one is out shopping look for colors that will draw the eye to the most flattering part of the body.

For example, if you want to highlight a particular feature, use a bright color or an attractive pattern. To hide a certain feature use a dull color. To add volume to a certain part of the body one can select a lifeguard swimsuit with ruffles around that area.

To hide volume one can shirred fabric. Dark-skinned people can choose bright colored swimsuits that will brighten their skins while pale colored people may opt for black or deep earth colors such as navy blue.


Right Cuts In Lifeguard Swimsuits

It is also important to choose the right cut for various lifeguard swimsuits. To hide the waist, a lifeguard may go for a one piece while a tankini will show off one’s waist.

A lifeguard with a large bust can go for boy shorts which make the hips look bigger, and this may give an illusion of the classic hourglass figure. 

For those with short legs, one can go for high cut bikini tops that make the legs look longer. A long torso would also go well with a high bikini.



It is important to consider what one is using the swimsuit for and its practicality. The most appropriate swimsuit for a lifeguard is a one piece which should match the color of fellow crew members. The swimsuit may require the lifeguard to add a wetsuit that is necessary for efficient life-saving.

It is also important to engage a salesperson when shopping in order to get professional help on the right fit.