Inservice Training

  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Changing Teaching Methods

    Starfish Aquatics is adapting its courses for new international locales.

     
  • On-Shift Training Ideas

    Monitor the lifeguard?s scanning time and give spontaneous feedback

     
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    Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

     
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    New Initiative to Reduce Lightning Injuries, Deaths

    The United States Lifesaving Association, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have launched a new lifeguard lightning safety initiative.

     
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    Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

     
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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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    Keep It Real 

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

     
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    To the Rescue

    Few jobs are as challenging and emotionally rewarding as being an aquatics director.

     
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    Training 2.0:one

    Let’s be clear: We all have limited time, and multiple duties, responsibilities and budgets to work around

     
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    Know the Drill

    Elements of the rescue(Include whether the lifeguard(s) and emergency team members were successful or unsuccessful in a particular element. Include comments as appropriate)

     
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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.

     
  • Preparing for the Worst

    In aquatics one simple truth remains paramount: The difference between success and failure is preparation.

     
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    Embattled Red Cross Launches New Guard Program

    The American Red Cross will launch its updated lifeguard training program next month amid lingering customer tension and defection caused by an abrupt pricing policy change in July.

     
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    Closer Examination 

    The average aquatic management staff is very busy. Staff training, including lifeguard courses, often are conducted at specific times that correspond to available instructor staff, pool space and budget.

     
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    A Valuable Lesson

    One of the hardest messages to get across to young guards is the importance of staying vigilant.

     
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    Taking a Hard Look

    The new year is an exciting time, a chance to start anew

     
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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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    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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    Beyond the Basics

    At one point in time, lifeguard training courses fulfilled the majority of needs for most aquatics programs.

     
  • Lifesavers Graphic By Nick Orabovic

    Bad Reports

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

     
 
 
 

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