More stories about Training

  • Hometown Heroes

    Five years ago, the local Red Cross asked me to assist a lifeguard class with a special focus

  • Compatibility Issues

    I’ve always advocated the need for aquatics facilities to collaborate and coordinate lifeguard and water rescue training and emergency operations with community fire, rescue, emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement agencies.

  • LIFE SAVERS: INSERVICE LIFEGUARD TRAINING

    Your lifeguards scan, but do they see? Help develop essential skills of observation and response with these two exercises.

  • American Red Cross Seeking Feedback

    In preparation for the revision of its Lifeguarding portfolio, the American Red Cross is seeking feedback on its GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow course and other junior lifeguarding programs currently being used in the industry for youth ages 11 to 15

  • CPSC Pool Safely Campaign Partners with APSP

    To further the mission of its Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives public safety campaign, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has entered into a strategic partnership with theAssociation of Pool and Spa Professionals.

  • Drill, Baby, Dril

    Winter is an excellent season to polish lifeguarding skills and to brush up on some of the more challenging aspects of the job.

  • Suspicious Behavior

    Each year, I provide awareness training to new and returning lifeguards to help them become aware of potential sex offenders

  • Losing Focus?

    Recently we conducted a study of nine public pools in North Carolina. It reveals where managers need to focus on accidents, rescues and overall safety in their in-service training.

  • Locked Out

    I have been teaching swimming for more than 30 years. I thought I had this swim lesson thing down until a 4-year-old made me realize I still have much to learn.

  • Ready to Serve

    As operators prepare to open for a new season, many are wondering