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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    Going Blind 

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

     
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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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    Bad Reports

    Everyone has left for the day and you are doing the last of the paperwork and filing.

     
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    Honor Bound

    A good lifeguard is a responsible lifeguard.

     
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    Competitive Edge

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

     
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    Embattled Red Cross Launches New Guard Program

    The American Red Cross will launch its updated lifeguard training program next month amid lingering customer tension and defection caused by an abrupt pricing policy change in July.

     
  • Warning Signs

    Use this chart to recognize high-risk swimmers.

     
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    Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

     
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    Taking a Hard Look

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

     
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    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.

     
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    Beyond the Basics

    At one point in time, lifeguard training courses fulfilled the majority of needs for most aquatics programs.

     
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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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    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.

     
  • Red Cross Launching New Lifeguarding Programs

    The American Red Cross is releasing a new line of updated lifeguard courses this fall, which requires aquatics professionals to be retrained on new guidelines and procedures.

     
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    Spray-on Solutions

    With their hands-on family fun and imaginative heat relief, sprayparks are catching on in communities around the globe. 

     
  • Rapid Response

    Lifeguards, for the most part, sit or stand in the same place for prolonged periods of time, viewing the same view, having little or no conversation and limited mental stimuli.

     
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    Pre-Season Favorites

    Training of any kind can be referred to as a necessary evil

     
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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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    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…

     
 
 
 

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