You arrive at a beach and scan the scene. A seasoned swimmer or trained observer may look for colors–especially red, the sign that a lifeguard is around. Lifeguards at swimming pools, beaches, lakes, river fronts and other waterfronts in California nearly always wear red, a color made unforgettable by the Baywatch babes in a fictional TV show featuring shapely Pamela Sue Anderson (who played lifeguard CJ Parker) for five of 11 seasons. When Baywatch filmed at California beaches during its years of production, millions of locals and tourists watched the brilliant hue became more exciting than ever as actresses such as Carmen Electra and Yasmine Bleeth donned red swimsuits and made their signature run across the sands, portraying Los Angeles County lifeguards. Though they were just actors, they learned a few things about beach safety. See what they learned about the meaning of colors on flags and signs.