Inservice Training

  • Running in Water

    Zero-depth entry pools provide unique challenges for lifeguards

     
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    Lifeguarding Quiz

    Aquatics International University's Lifeguarding Quiz is designed to test your knowledge of lifeguarding issues including lifeguard handbooks, certification and in-service training.

     
  • Best of Aquatics 2015: Training

    Strict training schedules and home made aids help reinforce skills for the pool and life

     
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    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.

     
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    On the Hook

    Health, happiness, money, peace of mind — which would you be willing to give up for the rest of your life? Most of us would respond “none of the above

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Training Lifeguards

    Pete DeQuincy is a motivator.

     
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    Let’s Get Physical

    Do your guards have the physical competencies needed to save lives? Incorporate these in-service training ideas and you’ll always know the answer

     
  • Watch: 3 Training Drills that Take 2

    Can your team master these two-person drills, straight out of the 2014 Lifeguard Challenge?

     
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    Lifeguarding | The Lifeguard Handbook

    One of the most important ways to communicate your policies to your lifeguards is via a comprehensive staff manual.

     
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    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.

     
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    Back to Basics

    As we move closer to summer, it’s time to energize the winter staff and get them working as a well-oiled lifeguarding machine.

     
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    Emergency Training

    CPR training is an essential component of any comprehensive lifeguard training program. However, even with quality comprehensive initial training, research indicates that CPR skills decline quickly

     
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    The Power of the Secondary Lifeguard

    My boss once referred me to a quote from Aristotle,“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and one could say that a lifeguard team is based on this wisdom.

     
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    Watching for Trouble

    We practice real-life simulation trainings at all of our in-service sessions.

     
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    Shadow Ops

    If you have been in aquatics for more than a few years, you’ve probably heard of a Shadow Guard Program.

     
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    Critical Conditioning 

    You have a well-run aquatic venue.

     
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    Lifeguards Must Act Correctly Under Stress

    Training is vital so that lifeguards can act correctly under high-stress conditions.

     
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    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.

     
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    Watch the Watchers

    Because a drowning can happen quickly, training lifeguards to be vigilant at all times while on duty is crucial to their success.

     
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    Under Surveillance

    Maintaining constant, meaningful surveillance of patrons as they participate in aquatic activities is a key component of lifeguarding

     
 
 
 

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