Inservice Training

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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.

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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.

  • Trained for Everything

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

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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.

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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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    Exploring the Vital Skill of In-water Ventilation

    Rescuers - alone or as a team - should learn how to provide in-water ventilation

  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Changing Teaching Methods

    Starfish Aquatics is adapting its courses for new international locales.

  • The Case of the Invisible Swimmer

    How aquatics facilities can limit liability

  • Watch: 3 Training Drills that Take 2

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

  • Running in Water

    Zero-depth entry pools provide unique challenges for lifeguards

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    Defusing the Situation

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

  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Training Lifeguards

    Pete DeQuincy is a motivator.

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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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    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.

  • Get Personal

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

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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.

  • WATCH: 3 Passive Victim Training Drills

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

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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

  • Expect the Unexpected

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

  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Adaptive Lifeguarding

    Justin Padgett has developed a different kind of lifeguard training program.


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