More stories about Training

  • 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.

  • Aquatics Pros Turning to Online Education

    Distance learning is a growing trend showing no signs of stopping.

  • Keep It Real 

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

  • Pricing, Service Still Vex Red Cross Providers

    Some Red Cross providers remain frustrated with costs and customer service despite lower learn-to-swim fees announced in February

  • 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

  • Creative Solutions

    Hiring and training staff members is a key responsibility for nearly three-quarters of those who responded to a December 2011 online

  • Changing Red Cross 

    The American Red Cross is making a number of changes to update its health and safety offerings, and to transform its aquatics and other life-saving programs to deliver stronger courses more consistently across the country.

  • 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.