Rescue Tubes

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Lifeguard rescue tubes are an essential part of any lifeguard's time on duty, and SwimOutlet is proud to offer the highest quality tubes for use in pools, lakes, and the ocean. As an instrumental piece of lifesaving equipment, it's vital to water rescue that the lifesaving tubes you use are built for optimum performance and durability - which is why we only stock the highest-rated brand names in the industry such as Sporti, Kemp, and Fox 40.


Whether you are a business looking to kit your pool out with a reliable rescue tube, first aid kit, rescue mask and ring buoys that you know will do the job, or you're simply looking for a good deal on a replacement cover - trust that we have exactly what you need, for a great price. 


Tips for using rescue tubes


Rescue tubes are a long piece of buoyant foam covered in vinyl, featuring a shoulder strap and towline to be used in emergency situations. Lifeguards who intend to use a rescue tube should be sure to:


  • Keep the tube's strap over both their shoulders and neck.

  • Make sure that the rescue tube is positioned across their stomach whilst in a standing position.

  • Position the rescue tube on the thighs while sitting on your lifeguard chair. This will ensure that the tube's towline does not get tangled in the chair if you have to tend to an emergency situation.

How does a rescue tube work?

A rescue tube is made of foam, and the little holes allow the tube to fill with air and remain exceptionally buoyant in the water. One end of the tube features a towline or shoulder strap to be used by the lifeguard, while the other end features hooks that can be secured around a victim. When it comes to how to use a rescue tube, the shoulder harness will typically loop over a lifeguard's shoulder, allowing them to swim freely in lifesaving situations.

How much does a rescue tube cost?

The cost of lifesaving tubes for lifeguards can vary depending on where you buy them, but they usually range from around $50 to over $150. At SwimOutlet, you can find high quality tubes from recognisable brands for prices you won't find anywhere else.

What are lifeguard tubes made of?

A lifeguard's emergency rescue tube is made from a type of foam that can flex and bend without breaking, as this allows the lifeguard to loop the tube into a circular ring buoy. The foam is filled with many holes, which allows for maximum air flow and buoyancy. Usually, the tube is covered in a bright colored vinyl that makes it easy to spot in the water.

What is a rescue tube used for?

A rescue tube is a flotation device used by lifeguards for water rescue. The rescue tube is exceptionally buoyant, helping both the victim and the rescuer to stay above the water while they get to safety. Consequently, it is essential for lifeguards to carry a rescue tube with them on their duty.