Inservice Training

  • The Case of the Invisible Swimmer

    How aquatics facilities can limit liability

     
  • WATCH: 3 Passive Victim Training Drills

    Straight out of the 2014 Lifeguard Challenge, try these exercises with your team.

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Changing Teaching Methods

    Starfish Aquatics is adapting its courses for new international locales.

     
  • Trained for Everything

    Aquatic staff should be prepared to rescue anyone in the pool - including a scuba diver

     
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    Defusing the Situation

    A lifeguard’s role on the pool deck is multifaceted.

     
  • Airway Management

    Lifeguards can maintain a victim's airways using these maneuvers

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Training Lifeguards

    Pete DeQuincy is a motivator.

     
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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.

     
  • Expect the Unexpected

    When dealing with unhappy clients, an aquatics director learns that a little communication can go a long way in finding solutions.

     
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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.

     
  • Running in Water

    Zero-depth entry pools provide unique challenges for lifeguards

     
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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

     
  • Careful Approach: The underwater approach to the victim is just as important as the surface approach when dealing with a victim of a possible head, neck and back injury. Have your lifeguards practice bringing the victim to the surface; too often this part of the sequence is rushed over. If your agency allows the use of a C-collar, make sure the lifeguards practice in-water application.

    Back Talk

    Putting spinal management drills into digestible components

     
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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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    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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    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.

     
  • Watch: 3 Training Drills that Take 2

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

     
  • Multiple Victims Can Mean Hard Choices

    In cases where more than one person needs to be recsued, who do you help first, second and last?

     
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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

     
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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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