Definition of lifeguard
: a usually expert swimmer employed (as at a beach or a pool) to safeguard other swimmers
Recent Examples of lifeguard from the Web
Act like a local — take a shoulder cooler packed with beer or your vodka drink in a water bottle — and cheer as the lifeguards show off their prowess, swimming and rowing in competitions throughout the summer.
In the past week, a new beach with lifeguards and safety ropes opened on the city’s south waterfront, within walking distance of hipster-friendly cafes and shops.
The Architecture Before the mid-’70s, there were three lifeguard services: Santa Monica, L.A. City, and L.A. County.
Donna Tsikurios sat at the clearing, the camera on her phone fired up and recording the lifeguards frolicking over the bright vinyl jungle gym sitting just beyond the shallow waters of Whiting's Whihala Beach.
Like all the other members of the her swim team, Cobbs is helping Keney train for a job at the city pools this summer as an attendant with hopes of eventually becoming a lifeguard.
Seattle Parks Department employee Nathan Wendells said the summer tow is more exciting because the department’s lifeguards are eager to start their duty on the beaches.
Mason City pools are closed until Saturday after a lifeguard was accused of exposing himself to a young girl, city officials announced Monday.
A short safety orientation is required and lifeguards are on duty.
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First Known Use of lifeguard
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Definition of lifeguard for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to protect swimmers from drowning
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Definition of lifeguard for Students
: a person employed at a beach or swimming pool to protect swimmers from drowning
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