More stories about LifeSavers

  • Running in Water

    Zero-depth entry pools provide unique challenges for lifeguards

  • Exploring the Vital Skill of In-water Ventilation

    Rescuers - alone or as a team - should learn how to provide in-water ventilation

  • Lifeguards Must Act Correctly Under Stress

    Training is vital so that lifeguards can act correctly under high-stress conditions.

  • Essential Extrication Drills for Lifeguards

    The drills here focus on team extrication for incidents where the victim is unconscious and in need of immediate care.

  • The Power of the Secondary Lifeguard

    My boss once referred me to a quote from Aristotle,“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and one could say that a lifeguard team is based on this wisdom.

  • Back to Basics

    As we move closer to summer, it’s time to energize the winter staff and get them working as a well-oiled lifeguarding machine.

  • Fortifying your Facility

    It’s winter and as a supervisor or manager, you’re probably busy developing programs and finalizing summer brochures.

  • Preparing for the Worst

    In aquatics one simple truth remains paramount: The difference between success and failure is preparation.

  • Shadow Ops

    If you have been in aquatics for more than a few years, you’ve probably heard of a Shadow Guard Program.

  • True to Life

    Well-trained lifeguards will quickly get bored with participating in the same old, tired scenarios that lifeguard instructors often rely on to confirm skills.