Original Watermen started out of a VW camper wagon in the 1980’s, with a vision to provide quality Lifeguard swimwear to the local agencies around Carlsbad, California. The industry standard swimwear for lifeguards at that time would not even make a full summer season under the hardy circumstances that daily lifeguarding ensures. The vision continued to grow, and a few years later the California state parks system took notice. Currently Original Watermen provides to 2000 lifeguard organizations worldwide. These organizations trust the quality, design, comfort, and the great customer service that make the Original Watermen experience one they continue to enlist year-after-year. We built this company on the promise bringing quality products to the beach, where they can and will be tested in the same harsh conditions that the top lifeguards endure.
Since the beginning of Original Watermen we have never strayed from our promise to have the most resilient lifeguard swimwear in the industry. While other companies have not changed their cuts or styles in over a decade, we continuously evolve our lifeguard swimwear to have the most up-to-date fabrics and cuts to comfortably suit every guard on your team. Our Watermen Stretch short is made of an advanced four-way super stretch, high-tech performance fabric that allows for easy movement in and out of the water. Our lifeguard based apparel is also proven to be quick drying, so your guards can comfortably go from the water and back to the unit with no need to keep extra pairs of dry shorts. We wear ours to our office, and we guarantee that when you wear them to your office – it will be the best most comfortable decision you’ve made.
For female guards, our lifeguard swimsuits come in both one- and two-piece designs. Our very popular Performance Hybrid Suit is guaranteed to last many summers and is a modest, comfortable one-piece swimsuit which is designed for either lifeguard performance or recreational swimmers. The Rescue Bikini, which is 78% poly and 22% spandex is manufactured with our branded Extra Life Lycra, this suit is known to be the most comfortable on the market and is fully lined to eliminate transparency. Because it is fully lined, it adds the needed support when running from rescue to citizen contact back to another rescue. Our Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short is made with the same high-tech four-way super stretch poly microfiber in our men’s line, and can be used both as a regular short and a cover up. With Original Watermen’s apparel, you can ensure living in your lifeguard swimsuit will uphold the highest level of comfort and support.
Original Watermen also works with several Junior Guard agencies around the country. Locally, we work very closely with the Encinitas Junior Guards, supplying them with all of their lifeguard apparel needs, which ranges from Lifeguard and Jr. Lifeguard swimsuits, trunks and rashguards to backpacks, fins and hats. Among other Junior Lifeguard agencies in California that we supply with lifeguard swimwear are San Diego, City of Oceanside, Huntington State, Imperial Beach, Ventura, Carlsbad, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara Jr. Lifeguards. We are able to meet custom orders and can do embroidery upon request.
Our full line of lifeguard swimwear can be viewed and ordered via our Web site at www.originalwatermen.com or just give us a call and we will set you up. 800.414.3181