Inservice Training

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    On the Same Page

    During the past few years, the aquatics industry has promoted professionalism and attention to detail in a number of areas, including lifesaving.

     
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    Fun Factor

    Welcome to the mid-season hump.

     
  • On-Shift Training Ideas

    Monitor the lifeguard?s scanning time and give spontaneous feedback

     
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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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    Fun Factor

    Imagine a day when your aquatics staff is not only enthusiastically attending in-service trainings, but also contributing ideas about content and structure.

     
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    Up to the Test?

    The main objective of swim testing is to identify swimming ability so nonswimmers can be kept out of high-risk areas. Upon identification, properly trained lifeguards can provide nonswimmers with tools to help provide for their safety in the water

     
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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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    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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    Fortifying your Facility

    It’s winter and as a supervisor or manager, you’re probably busy developing programs and finalizing summer brochures.

     
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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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    Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

     
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    Keep It Real 

    Nothing will be more “real” to a lifeguard than a drowning incident.

     
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    Critical Conditioning 

    You have a well-run aquatic venue.

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Adaptive Lifeguarding

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

     
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    Ready to Serve

    As operators prepare to open for a new season, many are wondering

     
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    Just the Facts

    This is the time of year when many operators find time to review and make changes to important forms. These forms need to be reviewed and updated at least yearly, whether for the insurance company, legal counsel or yourself.

     
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    Bad Reports

    Everyone has left for the day and you are doing the last of the paperwork and filing.

     
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    Patterns of Abuse 

    While aquatics programming provides some of the greatest opportunities for youth development, it also presents some of the highest risk factors

     
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    Required Reading

    Thousands of dollars are spent annually on the writing and updating of employee manuals, handbooks, brochures and guides.

     
 
 
 

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