More stories about Training

  • 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

  • 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.