ASL sign for LIFEGUARD


Meaning: An expert swimmer employed to rescue people who get into difficulty in a swimming pool or at the beach.


Related signs: SWIMMER.

Deaf Bragging Rights

LeRoy Colombo (1905-1974) was famous for saving more than 1000 people from drowning deaths over 40 years in the waters surrounding Galveston Island, Texas.

He was born into Italian-American immigrant family; he became deaf at age 7 with spinal meningitis.