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The Day the Ocean Tried to Kill Me

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

The ocean failed to get me a second time, but I still love the ocean and go there as much as I can. Just that now I keep a keen eye out for those odd wave patterns or the strange discoloration of the water. I also keep an ear out for the voice that whispers just above the mist, "Welcome back -- again."

An Open Letter to the Lifeguard Who Saved a Little Boy

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Good News
Amy Zellmer

I know it's your "job" but it's also your worse fear. No one can ever have enough training to prepare you for what this moment will actually feel like, but because of you, this little boy is home playing with his family today.

The MUSA Project

Tracy Caldron | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Tracy Caldron

Nationally 3,707 black and Latino youth under the age of 18 died from drowning, including 121 deaths in New York. Eighty percent of the victims were male.

WATCH: Woman Tracks Down The Man Who Saved Her 50 Years Ago

Posted 04.14.2013 | Good News

It's never too late to say thank you. In fact, it's been almost 50 years since a lifeguard rescued Eady Rothstein from drowning. According to NBC ...

The Lesson of the Hero Lifeguard: Profits and Heroism Don't Necessarily Mix

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

The firing of lifeguard Lopez, who violated corporate policy by leaving his area to save a drowning swimmer up the beach, points to a central difference between a private corporation and public run and operated services.

Later-In-Life Fitness Lessons: Staying Fit To Stay On The Job

New York Times | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

This weekend, the last of the lifeguards still on duty at two of Long Island's largest public beaches -- Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park -- wi...

Lifeguard Lawsuit: Old Guards Shouldn't Have To Wear Speedos

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.18.2011 | New York

LONG BEACH, NY--A 61-year-old Long Island man says he lost his job as a lifeguard at Jones Beach when he refused to wear skimpy swim trunks for the an...

Newport Beach Lifeguards Earn More Than Some Corporate Executives

The Washington Post | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

(AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Aurora Toussaint brings her disabled son to the sun-kissed beaches of this Southern California city almost every day in the...

Robot Lifeguard 'Emily' Invented To Save Swimmers

Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact

Along a California beach, Tony Mulligan tested the prototype of a lifeguard robot he invented known as Emily. Emily, which stands for Emergency Integ...

Dog Lifeguards Certified In Italy

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three hundred dogs have become certified to save drowning swimmers across the beaches and lakes of Italy, The Guardian reports. The dogs are trained ...