Inservice Training

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    Defusing the Situation

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

     
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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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    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.

     
  • Change Is Good

    A shift to lifeguards being proactive instead of reactive decreased the number of patron complaints

     
  • Announcing the July AI Lifeguard Challenge Winner

    In a two-person extraction drill, Adventure Oasis sweeps the competition with its speedy rescue work.

     
  • 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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    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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    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

     
  • Announcing the June AI Lifeguard Challenge Winner

    A Kansas City, Mo., waterpark came out on top for June

     
  • Airway Management

    Lifeguards can maintain a victim's airways using these maneuvers

     
  • Running in Water

    Zero-depth entry pools provide unique challenges for lifeguards

     
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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.

     
  • Judgment Call

    Managers realize they must teach their lifeguards critical thinking skills for emergency situations

     
  • WATCH: 3 Passive Victim Training Drills

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

     
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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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    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.

     
  • Get Personal

    A host at a mountain resort with a swimming area takes the right approach to defuse a confrontation

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Training Lifeguards

    Pete DeQuincy is a motivator.

     
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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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