Inservice Training

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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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    Competitive Edge

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

     
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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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    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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    Ready to Serve

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

     
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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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    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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    Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

     
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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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    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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    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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    Great Experience

    Each spring at pools across the country, aquatics administrators begin to hire lifeguards

     
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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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    To the Rescue

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

     
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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…

     
  • Warning Signs

    Use this chart to recognize high-risk swimmers.

     
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    Suspicious Behavior

    Each year, I provide awareness training to new and returning lifeguards to help them become aware of potential sex offenders

     
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    American Red Cross

    It’s not the only organization offering lifeguard training anymore

     
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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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    One for the Team

    Lifeguards come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Once they’re part of your guard group, they may form new relationships, date each other, break up and make up.

     
 
 
 

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