Inservice Training

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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. 

     
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    Water Gate

    During a warm, sunny winter day, I heard a radio call from my guard at the top of the slide to the guard at the run-out.

     
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    Hometown Heroes

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

     
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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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    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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    Dirty Business

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

     
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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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    Great Experience

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

     
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    Season Openers

    With summer right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to begin thinking about lifeguard preparations for the upcoming season.

     
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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.

     
  • 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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    Weekly Specials

    As aquatics administrators, we would all prefer to have a lifeguard staff consisting of individuals who are at least college age.

     
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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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    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.

     
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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…

     
  • Ellis Expands Offerings to Nonclient Facilities 

    Jeff Ellis & Associates is growing its portfolio of services, making its International Lifeguard Training Program available to nonclient aquatics facilities, resorts, individual lifeguard instructors and more.

     
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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.

     
  • The Next 20 Years

    It is my sincere hope that at least one major advance will involve a modification of lifeguard training regimens, in accordance with solid scientific evidence and research — as opposed to the current reliance on past practice, trial and error, opinion...

     
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    Teaching 2.0:two

    Time is money; we all have to work within our labor budgets and we all want to maximize the allotted time available. 

     
 
 
 
 

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