Whether at the beach or local swimming pool, a lifeguard on duty makes everyone feel safe in the water, and the lifeguard whistle is their most essential tool. If you find yourself wondering "Where can I find lifeguard whistles near me?", then you've come to the right place. SwimOutlet provides a large selection of lifeguard equipment for every budget you need: lifeguard chairs, lifeguard bags and first aid kits, and no matter where you are, we are only one click away!
For the Best Lifeguard Whistles, Say No Peas Please!
Pick up your average whistle, and you'll probably feel something rattling inside. That small round bit of plastic, often called a pea, is placed in the chamber to create a narrow airway that produces a shrill sound more easily when blown. However, that little pea can get stuck when moisture, dirt, or sand enter the mix, causing the whistle to fail. This makes such whistles unreliable in emergencies, and unsuitable for lifeguards.
At SwimOutlet, we only offer top quality solid-state whistles. This means whistles with no moving parts, that won't jam in a pinch, and that can be blown immediately after being fully submerged. Fox 40 pioneered the design, and we carry their expansive product line. For the more budget conscious lifeguard, we also carry the KEMP Bengal60 whistle that utilizes the same reliable technology for a lower price.
Pick a Color, Any Color
While lifeguards shouldn't have peas in their whistles, it doesn't mean they have to swear off green entirely. Our whistle selection includes a wide array of color options, from high visibility red, to sleek black and cute pink.
It's important to note that different lifeguard programs may assign lifeguard whistle meanings based on color. For instance, one popular convention uses green whistles to denote novices, while red whistles are for veterans. Red cross lifeguard whistles sport distinctive red, white, and black coloration, so members should stick to those shades to be identifiable.
Lanyards and Flex Coils and Rings, Oh My!
When most people think of a lifeguard, they imagine a whistle hanging from their neck on a lanyard. That classic image is now joined by secured flex coils on the wrist, or worn on the fingers using fixed or adjustable finger grips. Even the lanyards come in different styles. Retractable, breakaway, or floating variants can all be found among our selection.
The whistles themselves have different form factors as well. SwimOutlet carries basic plastic designs alongside whistles with thermoplastic coatings for improved grip and mouth-feel. We even carry electronic whistles activated by the press of a button, making them a hygienic option for sharing among multiple users.
With a SwimOutlet+ yearly membership, you'll gain access to our best prices and members only benefits. Get the first pick of new whistles or anything else you need to round out your lifeguard kit for only $4.99 a year. Need to buy a lot at once? Membership grants you free 2-day shipping on orders of $150 or greater.