Inservice Training

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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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Preparing for the Worst

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

     
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    To the Rescue

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

     
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    Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

     
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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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    Keep It Real 

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

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Changing Teaching Methods

    Starfish Aquatics is adapting its courses for new international locales.

     
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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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    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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    Huntington Beach Lifeguards

    Huntington Beach/HB, known today as Surf City USA,is not only one of our nation’s busiest beaches but has a long and upstanding history in the professional development of lifeguards and lifesaving in America.

     
  • On-Shift Training Ideas

    Monitor the lifeguard?s scanning time and give spontaneous feedback

     
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    Season Finale

    Wasn’t it just yesterday those new guards reported for season opening training? How the season has flown by! From new employees eagerly anticipating the new season, your lifeguards have become experienced workers, happily anticipating not putting on

     
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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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    Required Reading

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

     
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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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    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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    Lifeguarding

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

     
 
 
 

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