Inservice Training

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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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    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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    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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    Keep It Real 

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

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Adaptive Lifeguarding

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

     
  • 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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    Ready to Serve

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

     
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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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    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.

     
  • Honoring Aquatics Innovators: Changing Teaching Methods

    Starfish Aquatics is adapting its courses for new international locales.

     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    A Valuable Lesson

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

     
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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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    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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