Inservice Training

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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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    Honor Bound

    A good lifeguard is a responsible lifeguard.

     
  • 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

     
  • Photo by Claudia Duncan

    Competitive Edge

    Aquatics professionals understand the importance of in-service training for lifeguards.

     
  • Graphic by Tim Bobko

    To the Rescue

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

     
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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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    Home Made

    As the end of summer approached, the prospect of filling the indoor pool weekday lifeguard shifts from 5 a.m until 4 p.m. loomed like a harbinger of doom.

     
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    Lifeguards Must Act Correctly Under Stress

    Training is vital so that lifeguards can act correctly under high-stress conditions.

     
  • Graphic by Tim Bobko

    Watching for Trouble

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

     
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    Ready to Serve

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

     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    On the Job Training

    Aquatics managers are faced with the responsibility to ensure their lifeguards are trained to the highest standards, and training those staffers isn?t getting any easier

     
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    Taking a Hard Look

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

     
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    Going Blind 

    It’s the start of the season. Your guards are ready to go!  Skills are sharp

     
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    Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

     
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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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    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.

     
 
 
 

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