Since the late ‘70s,
Original Watermen’s lifeguard shorts have been proven to be a favorite in the
lifeguard industry. Starting with the company’s first lifeguard shorts being
sold to local Carlsbad watermen, then to California State Parks and now
outfitting over 1,900 organizations worldwide, this equipment has been put to
Our popular line of
Retro Lifeguard Shorts is our most
streamlined cut. Lifeguards love the fit because of the super soft Cool plus
Liner instead of a mesh liner, which prevents chaffing. And of course, they are
popular because of their five inch inseam. For the more conservative, we also have
longer lifeguard shorts and boardshorts that will keep your agency comfortable,
quickly dry, and are stylish. The Watermen Pro Lifeguard Boardshort is
preferred by more than 75,000 lifeguards around the world.
Not to leave our
waterwomen out, our line of women’s lifeguard shorts are just as elite. Our just-as-popular
Elasta Girl Super Stretch Short is 100% poly microfiber and is a four-way Super
Stretch short. The new stretch short fabric is the next wave of technology for lifeguard shorts and boardshorts alike,
upgrading trends from previous nylon and microfiber materials. We also make
women’s lifeguard shorts that are specifically made based on what California
guards asked for – shorts that are quick drying, unbinding, and that can be
worn as a cover short as well.
Watermen’s apparel, you can rest easy that living in your watermen lifeguard
shorts will be the most comfortable ones out there. Sure, our lifeguard shorts
have cargo pockets designed to accommodate MTS and XTS series Motorola radios,
but throw a cell phone in there instead and you have a pair of shorts so
comfortable you can run all your errands in them too – and head straight to the
beach or pool.
At Original Watermen,
we strive to have the most resilient lifeguard
shorts in the industry. When the trunks you wear are your everyday uniform,
you need to know that you’re not going to lose them to – or in – the water.
Other brands of shorts can lose their color or shape, among other boardshort
fatalities that will make your lifeguards extremely uncomfortable. But when you
are in the industry of saving lives, you know what other lifeguards are looking
for and what they need to be comfortable in their lifeguard shorts throughout
their 15-hour days.