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Original Watermen recently donated more than 400 pieces of clothing to outreach organization Urban Surf 4 Kids.

The company has long been at the forefront of efforts to support community initiatives and outreach organizations, with previous years having seen similar donations to organizations such as the San Diego-based Brother Benno's, and a host of junior lifeguard agencies in and around the area.

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Original Watermen Sponsors Julia Garcia in Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race

Original Watermen recently sponsored Julia Garcia in the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race where she placed third.

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Original Watermen Launches New Marketing Campaign

Due to a new advertising campaign covering three magazines as well as online ads, Original Watermen's sales have quadrupled over the past 60 days.

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Original Watermen Donates Junior Lifeguard Gear to Crystal Cove Camp Outreach Program

Original Watermen, known for dedication to supplying junior lifeguard programs around the nation with appropriate gear, recently donated 70 navy shorts to the Crystal Cove Camp Outreach Program.

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Original Waterman is not only known for its quality lifeguard and surf gear, but also for the company's dedication to giving back to the community.

Original Waterman is known across the country as the place to get quality watermen and lifeguard apparel as well as the very best in board and compression shorts. However, many of the company's clients do not realize that their favorite place to purchase apparel is also a company that regularly gives back to the community and strongly supports local business with a morjority of it’s products American-made.

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Original Watermen to Sponsor Julia Garcia in Paddleboard World Championships

Original Watermen will be backing Julia Garcia, winner of last year's two-person open women's paddleboard relay, at this year's Molokai-2-Oahu World Paddleboard Championships.

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Original Watermen to Lend Helping Hand to Families in Need

Original Watermen, a Vista, CA based distributor of lifeguard clothing and equipment, is introducing a program to donate equipment/uniforms to Junior Lifeguards from low-income families.

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Original Watermen Introduces Watermen Shorts

Original Watermen introduces the first of its kind amphibious high-performance Watermen Shorts that answers the demands of nearly every facet of an active lifestyle.

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Original Watermen Donates Board Shorts and Hats to Urban Surf4Kids

This year, Original Watermen donates a number of board shorts and hats to Urban Surf 4 Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children throughout San Diego County, Nevada and Mexico. This Saturday, a gift-wrapping party will be held at the Wave House in San Diego to prepare the gifts to be distributed in time for Christmas.

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Original Watermen President Recounts History of Company

For the first time, Ken Miller, president of Original Watermen, shares information about the beginning of the company and its vision for the future.

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Original Watermen Introduces Watermen Shorts

Original Watermen has been offering quality clothing of all types for lifeguards, surfers and others involved in water-based sports and rescue activities for years. Now, the company is proud to introduce new Watermen Shorts. These amphibious shorts offer high performance for every type of activity and stand up to grueling demands for those who spend their days on the water.

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Kai Hall To Represent Original Watermen In Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race

Kai Hall, a North Shore lifeguard in Oahu, is being sponsored by Original Watermen to compete in the July 27th Molokai 2 Oahu paddleboard race. This 32-mile open-ocean channel race is one of the most difficult on earth, and Hall has been training for many months to prepare for the event.

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Original Watermen Joins Forces With SolRx Sunscreen

Original Watermen takes pride in putting the best of its lifeguard gear into its summer catalog that is mailed all over the country to lifeguard agencies. This year, Original Watermen has surpassed its own quality standards by choosing to match SolRx Sunscreen products with its gear.

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Original Watermen to Supply Encinitas Jr Lifeguards with Boardshorts for Summer 2014

Original Watermen has been a nationally recognized supplier of lifeguard and action sports apparel for many years. Now, Original Watermen will be supplying Encinitas Jr. Guard with all their uniforms for another action-packed summer.

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Original Watermen Reaches 2,000 Lifeguard Agencies

Original Watermen is proud to announce that it's now serving over 2,000 lifeguard agencies throughout the United States with quality clothing and outfits for every need.

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Original Watermen Develops "Earn Your Salt" Branding

From humble beginnings, Original Watermen has developed into a company serving more than 2,000 lifeguard agencies around the nation and transitioning into retail clothing sales. However, the company was not founded on retail principles, fancy business suits, or expensive college degrees, but instead on the "Earn Your Salt" motto that became a company brand years ago.

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Original Watermen Donates 200 Custom Tees

Original Watermen, a company dedicated to providing quality equipment and clothing to the watermen of the world, is proud to donate 200 custom tee shirts to the United States Lifeguard Association for their 50th anniversary.

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Original Watermen Moves to New, Larger Location

CARLSBAD, CA - (February 21, 2014) - Original Watermen, a Southern California-based leader in the lifeguard and action sports industries, is moving to a new, bigger location this week - allowing for more office space, a larger warehouse, a retail store on-site, and of course, a shorter commute to the beach.

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Original Watermen Joins Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program for Third Consecutive Year

ENCINITAS, CA -- (June 10, 2013) -- Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supplier of apparel in the lifeguard and action sports industries, will be heading to the Encinitas YMCA beginning this June for the first Encinitas Junior Lifeguard swim test of the season.

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Original Watermen Tops Sales Year over Year, Expects major Growth in 2013

CARLSBAD, CA - (May 18, 2013) - Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supplier of apparel and equipment in the lifeguard and action sports industry, has experienced a 30% year over year increase in sales. This year alone, the company shipped over 35,000 lifeguard Board Shorts to date, this season...

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Original Watermen Announces Sponsorship of Newest Team Rider

CARLSBAD, CA - (Feb. 26, 2013) -- Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supplier of apparel in the action sports industry, recently signed its newest Team Rider, Alex Mauer. Maurer, a Colorado-based stand-up paddle boarder and whitewater river racer, is the first SUP rider on the southern California-based team...

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Original Watermen sponsors Carlsbad Surf Team for 3rd year. "These guys and gals rip!"

CARLSBAD, CA – (October 4, 2012) – Original Watermen, a nationally-recognized supplier for watermen, surf and lifeguard apparel and equipment, is sponsoring the Carlsbad High School Surf Team with team jackets for the 2012-2013 season...

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Almost 60, Still Rippin'! Original Watermen Announces Sponsorship of New Team Rider

CARLSBAD, CA – (June, 2012) – Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supply leader for lifeguard and watermen professionals, recently announced the newest member of their team,true waterman John Silver...

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Original Watermen Partners With Watermans Applied Science

CARLSBAD, CA – (May 9th, 2012) - Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supply leader for lifeguard and watermen professionals, is now partnered with Watermans Applied Science, producers of high-performance sun protection products...

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Popular Local Lifeguard, Surf Company Original Watermen Extends Contract With City of Encinitas

CARLSBAD, CA – (April 6, 2012) – Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supplier for lifeguard professionals, recently signed a two-year contract with the City of Encinitas to supply their entire Junior Lifeguard organization.

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Popular Local Lifeguard, Surf Company Sees Major Revenue Growth in 2011, Expects Trend to Continue in 2012

CARLSBAD, CA – (December 27, 2011) – Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supplier for lifeguard professionals, saw a 34% total revenue increase in 2011, adding Miami Beach Patrol, Jones Beach State Park NY, Long Beach NY Beach Patrol, City of Tampa and Los Angles County Castaic Lake Lifeguards to their growing list of clients..

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Local North County San Diego Lifeguard, Surf Company Goes Back to Roots

ENCINITAS, CA – (November 15, 2011) – Original Watermen, a nationally recognized supplier for lifeguard professionals, is heading to the 21st Annual Encinitas Street Fair this Sunday, Nov. 20 for the second year in a row – new swag in tow.

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