Inservice Training

  • Get Fresh

    You’ve heard it before — “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” This simple phrase rings especially true when referring to lifeguard skills

     
  • Image

    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.

     
  • Image

    Competitive Advantage

    As many operators quickly learn, in-service training sessions can be difficult. Sometimes the staff is not paying attention or is not too thrilled to be there.

     
  • Image

    Lifeguards Must Act Correctly Under Stress

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

     
  • Image

    Critical Conditioning 

    You have a well-run aquatic venue.

     
  • Image

    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)

     
  • Image

    Dirty Business

    May 19-25, 2008, marked the fourth annual National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week.

     
  • Image

    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

     
  • Graphic by Tim Bobko

    To the Rescue

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

     
  • Image

    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

     
  • Image

    Taking a Hard Look

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

     
  • Image

    Training 2.0:one

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

     
  • Image

    Lifeguarding

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

     
  • Image

    Hometown Heroes

    Five years ago, the local Red Cross asked me to assist a lifeguard class with a special focus

     
  • Image

    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.

     
  • Image

    A Valuable Lesson

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

     
  • Image

    Putting on the Polish 

    The many available first aid, CPR-AED, oxygen administration, emergency response and specialty venue lifeguard training courses are obvious examples of advanced training you can provide.

     
  • Image

    Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

     
  • Image

    Going Blind 

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

     
  • Image

    Losing Focus?

    Recently we conducted a study of nine public pools in North Carolina. It reveals where managers need to focus on accidents, rescues and overall safety in their in-service training.

     
 
 
 

The AI Network

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ pinterest
 

Free E-Newsletter

 

AI News on Twitter