More stories about Lifeguards

  • Shadow Ops

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

  • Life guarding Studies Under Way

    Two aquatic experts are seeking input from lifeguards for new research.

  • 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.

  • Watching for Trouble

    We practice real-life simulation trainings at all of our in-service sessions.

  • Recruitment 101

    Your staff is perhaps your most important asset, and recruiting a top-notch team is critical. Today, aquatics operators can use a number of time-tested strategies to find qualified lifeguards

  • Dangerous Maneuvers

    Chances are, you’ve heard of the Heimlich maneuver. Since Dr. Henry Heimlich first introduced it in 1974, the abdominal thrust technique known as the “Heimlich maneuver” has become part of the popular lexicon, synonymous with saving lives.

  • Keep It Real 

    Nothing will be more “real” to a lifeguard than a drowning incident.

  • Teaching 2.0:two

    Time is money; we all have to work within our labor budgets and we all want to maximize the allotted time available. 

  • Training 2.0:one

    Let’s be clear: We all have limited time, and multiple duties, responsibilities and budgets to work around

  • Closer Examination 

    The average aquatic management staff is very busy. Staff training, including lifeguard courses, often are conducted at specific times that correspond to available instructor staff, pool space and budget.