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Lifeguard Clothing

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 specific clothing is made by lifeguards who have truly spent a lifetime in the water patrolling, surfing, swimming, diving, paddling – you name it. Original Watermen’s lifeguard clothing idea started in the 80’s with lifeguard Boardshorts being sold, out of VW camper van, to local lifeguards and watermen in Carlsbad, California, and quickly grew to suiting the State of California Lifeguards. Now, our Boardshorts line outfits over 2000 lifeguard agencies with a full line of not just Boardshorts, but gear and equipment that are used by a majority of beach and public municipalities across the United States. 

Original Watermen’s apparel line is very diverse, the range covers swimsuits for womentrunks and Shorty short retro throwbacks for men and top of the line stretch Boardshorts for both men and women. We strive to provide the best quality and comfort in our lifeguard swimsuits, and our clothing bears the same standard. For those chilly morning dawn patrols, we have lifeguard clothing that will keep your guards warm and dry even on the coldest spring and winter days. Our Watermen Pant is worn by lifeguards across the country, and can be used for training and working out in colder or more windy weather. By far our most popular jacket in the watermen line is our Sherpa Fleece, which features an unmatched clean professional appearance, our branded Original Watermen chest logo, and has warm fleece throughout to help your guards stay warm and out of the elements when the long hours press on.

Our lifeguard clothing is specifically inspired by all the things that make watermen, Watermen. It takes a more than a lifetime to Earn Your Salt, and we strive to represent that theme in the artwork featured on our tees and hoodies. Our classic tees aim to portray the statuses of legendary watermen like Duke Kahanamoku and Eddie Aikau, and give artistic testament to these humble legends whom Earned Their 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. Another popular design of ours is the “Tools of the Trade” tee, which illustrates some of the most important weapons in a waterman’s arsenal. Our waterwomen are often drawn to our popular Mermaid tees – another legendary watery mythical creature. Original Watermen’s clothing represents the humble strength, knowledge, and skill of watermen and women with our artistically crafted prints.

Tees are 100% ring-spun cotton for high quality, comfort, and durability. They are often times pre-shrunk to fit well; which also helps to 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. Providing you, the customer, with 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 Web site at www.originalwatermen.com and place an order, or give us a call at (800) 414-3181