Inservice Training

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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.

     
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    Great Experience

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

     
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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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    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.

     
  • Warning Signs

    Use this chart to recognize high-risk swimmers.

     
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    Honor Bound

    A good lifeguard is a responsible lifeguard.

     
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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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    Pre-Season Favorites

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

     
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    Lifeguarding

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

     
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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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    Hometown Heroes

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

     
  • 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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    Dirty Business

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

     
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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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    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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    American Red Cross

    It’s not the only organization offering lifeguard training anymore

     
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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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    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.

     
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    Beyond the Basics

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

     
  • Illustration by Tim Bobko

    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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