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  • Unsafe Starts

    Competitive swimmers and coaches are intimately familiar with the forward start technique, which is meant to give athletes a fast, safe start.

  • A Timing Issue

    One school of thought suggests that swimming pool lifeguards must scan their zone of coverage in 10 seconds and respond to persons in need within the next 20 seconds.

  • Comparison Shopping

    Then it comes to operator certification, aquatics professionals have three main choices: • NRPA’s Aquatic Facility Operator.

  • Trends: Online Training

    To more planes, trains and automobiles. When a big meeting is scheduled, rather than file into a conference room, you may be more likely to see attendees duck into an office, boot up their computers and log onto the Internet.

  • Competitive Edge

    Aquatics professionals understand the importance of in-service training for lifeguards.

  • NSPF Launches Online Training Center

    Hoping to reach the busy aquatics professional, the National Swimming Pool Foundation recently launched an online training center that lets operators do part of their certification over the Internet.

  • Red Cross Launching New Lifeguarding Programs

    The American Red Cross is releasing a new line of updated lifeguard courses this fall, which requires aquatics professionals to be retrained on new guidelines and procedures.

  • Tech School Launches First Class

    Starting this fall, aquatics professionals can attend classes at what industry officials hope will be the first of many nationwide technical schools.

  • For Good Measure

    For the past 16 years, I have been traveling around the United States training operators.

  • Aquatics in Schools: A Major Trend

    Universities always encourage students to apply their higher learning to real-world situations.