Inservice Training

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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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    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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    Satisfaction Guaranteed

    In an age of constant communication, when e-mail and texting have the nation all a-Twitter, communication with members and guests continues to be an area that needs the most improvement. For the most part, the age group that safeguards the guests at…

  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Adaptive Lifeguarding

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

  • WATCH: 3 Passive Victim Training Drills

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

  • 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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    Keep It Real 

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

  • Airway Management

    Lifeguards can maintain a victim's airways using these maneuvers

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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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    Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

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    Fun Factor

    Welcome to the mid-season hump.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Watching for Trouble

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

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

  • Photo by Richard Carson / USA Swimming

    Local Flavor

    We all know the latest national statistics regarding the lack of swimming ability and participation in aquatics programs in the African-American and Hispanic communities


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