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Lifeguards carry around tons of lifeguard equipment. But, it is also one of the few jobs that allow you to wear something as comfortable as a swimsuit, but remember to make it the right kind of swimsuit. It is preferable to wear something that makes yourself recognizable to the public as the area lifeguard. Depending on where you work, there may be a required uniform. If not, then be sure to buy a suit or trunks that are designed for the job. Both Speedo and TYR make durable, practical men's and women's lifeguard swim suits. A simple pair of trunks and t-shirt that says “Lifeguard” on them is preferred for men, usually in red or orange. For women, red or orange is again preferred on a one-piece flyback or modest tankini. A whistle rounds out the uniform, as well as a pair of swim shoes or neoprene socks.