Other stories by Susan J. Grosse

  • On the Hook

    Health, happiness, money, peace of mind — which would you be willing to give up for the rest of your life? Most of us would respond “none of the above

  • The Consequences

    An extensive list of positive and negative consequences for lifeguard performance, such as salary bonuses for additional “off the clock” work enhancing patron experiences, participant safety, and/or general program quality

  • Season Finale

    Wasn’t it just yesterday those new guards reported for season opening training? How the season has flown by! From new employees eagerly anticipating the new season, your lifeguards have become experienced workers, happily anticipating not putting on

  • Bad Reports

    Everyone has left for the day and you are doing the last of the paperwork and filing.

  • Fun Factor

    Welcome to the mid-season hump.

  • One for the Team

    Lifeguards come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Once they’re part of your guard group, they may form new relationships, date each other, break up and make up.

  • Rapid Response

    Lifeguards, for the most part, sit or stand in the same place for prolonged periods of time, viewing the same view, having little or no conversation and limited mental stimuli.

  • Under Surveillance

    Maintaining constant, meaningful surveillance of patrons as they participate in aquatic activities is a key component of lifeguarding

  • Honor Bound

    A good lifeguard is a responsible lifeguard.

  • Critical Conditioning 

    You have a well-run aquatic venue.