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  • Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

  • Red Cross Revamps Certifications

    The American Red Cross has officially launched a new water safety instructor certification program and anyone currently teaching the 2004 programs must update to the new curriculum by December.

  • Five Circles Teaching Method

    Here’s a look at the five circles of consciousness that swimmers go through when they’re in the water, and how instructors can use those circles to teach.

  • How Fear Affects Learning

    If adults have tried lessons and haven’t learned to swim, they are almost certainly afraid in water and lessons have not addressed the fear effectively.

  • Fear Factor

    Should you teach adults to swim, or is it more important to teach children? To answer that question, consider this: Nearly half of American adults can’t swim in deep-water pools.

  • On the Job Training

    Aquatics managers are faced with the responsibility to ensure their lifeguards are trained to the highest standards, and training those staffers isn?t getting any easier

  • On-Shift Training Ideas

    Monitor the lifeguard?s scanning time and give spontaneous feedback

  • Reaching a Higher Level

    Lifeguard in-service training programs not only can improve emergency preparedness, but also facilitate individual employee development into contributing members of the community.

  • Competitive Advantage

    As many operators quickly learn, in-service training sessions can be difficult. Sometimes the staff is not paying attention or is not too thrilled to be there.

  • Operator Certification

    It'?s pretty safe to say that getting a job in aquatics today basically requires two things: a love of the water and a formal certification.