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Here at Original Watermen we carry g trunks and lifeguard swim trunks for all your water needs! Currently over 1,900 organizations are using our products due to our extreme quality requirements and state of the art materials that the end user now demands in the 21st century! Original Watermen began designing quality swimwear and water equipment in the 70's so now our custom designs carry the nostalgia of our early days with added efficiency to give our trunks integrity that last year after year. It's Time to "Earn Your Salt!"

A lifeguard’s swim trunks are the most crucial element to the uniform, so why bother with uncomfortable, rash causing, slow drying, low quality materials and construction. At Original Watermen we know good trunks because this company was founded by a lifeguard who saw a niche in the market for long-lasting, comfortable, quality trunks. The humble beginnings of Original Watermen started when the first line of trunks were sold out of a VW van, in which our founder lived for the summer lifeguard seasons in the early 80’s. The company continued to grow from those simple days in the van to currently servicing over two thousand lifeguard agencies worldwide. Lifeguard agencies that demand quality lifeguard swim trunks to keep their guard’s bottoms covered and protected year after year.

Lifeguard swim trunks from Original Watermen come in a variety of styles and colors for both men and women. Guards can chose from our Classic Boardshort or Regulation Trunk, which comes equipped with 4-way stretch fabric, a radio pocket, and dive knife compartment, or one of our short-shorts – the Retro Short. These lifeguard swim trunks are making a come back, and our short trunks have a 5-inch inseam, with a super soft Cool Plus Liner instead of a mesh liner, to help keep your equipment rash free and it’s airway open. Our extensive varieties of trunks and lifeguard clothing are designed in California, with the majority being produced in Southern California. All of our lifeguard swim trunks are built to withstand the rigors of everyday lifeguarding while incorporating the most advanced designs and materials to ensure a quality product that is comfortable, rash resistant, and quick drying.

The number of female guards is growing significantly and we are proud to have designed the best in the industry for female lifeguards. The popular TYR Female Maxback is a modest, comfortable one-piece swimsuit, which is designed for heavy use of either lifeguard performance or recreational swimmers. The Rescue Bikini, which is 80% poly and 20% spandex is able to fully eliminate transparency when wet and adds the needed support while running from rescue to citizen contact and 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.

Original Watermen also caters to a large number of Junior Lifeguard organizations worldwide. Our kids attended programs in Carlsbad, California and we are excited to work with many organizations around the globe. We have seen the value of ocean education in our children and firmly believe that junior lifeguard programs save lives and keep kids away from other temptations.

Most lifeguard swim trunks can be embroidered with your agency’s name and/or logo – give us a call for more information.

Check out our store’s entire line of lifeguard uniforms on our Web site, www.originalwatermen.com, or give us a call at 1-760-599-0990.