Inservice Training

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    Going Blind 

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

     
  • On-Shift Training Ideas

    Monitor the lifeguard?s scanning time and give spontaneous feedback

     
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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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    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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    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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    Required Reading

    Thousands of dollars are spent annually on the writing and updating of employee manuals, handbooks, brochures and guides.

     
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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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    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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    Lifeguarding

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

     
  • Warning Signs

    Use this chart to recognize high-risk swimmers.

     
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    Taking a Hard Look

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

     
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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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    Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

     
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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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    Honor Bound

    A good lifeguard is a responsible lifeguard.

     
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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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    Competitive Edge

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

     
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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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