Inservice Training

  • Image

    Hometown Heroes

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

  • Image

    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.

  • Image

    Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning

  • 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

    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.

  • Image

    Weekly Specials

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

  • Image

    Beyond the Basics

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

  • Image

    Training 2.0:one

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

  • Image

    Great Experience

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

  • Image

    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.

  • Preparing for the Worst

    In aquatics one simple truth remains paramount: The difference between success and failure is preparation.

  • T

    Just the Facts

    This is the time of year when many operators find time to review and make changes to important forms. These forms need to be reviewed and updated at least yearly, whether for the insurance company, legal counsel or yourself.

  • Image

    Suspicious Behavior

    Each year, I provide awareness training to new and returning lifeguards to help them become aware of potential sex offenders

  • Image

    Critical Conditioning 

    You have a well-run aquatic venue.

  • Image

    Patterns of Abuse 

    While aquatics programming provides some of the greatest opportunities for youth development, it also presents some of the highest risk factors

  • Lifesavers Graphic By Nick Orabovic

    Bad Reports

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

  • Image

    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.

  • The Consequences

    An extensive list of positive and negative consequences for lifeguard performance, such as salary bonuses for additional “off the clock” work enhancing patron experiences, participant safety, and/or general program quality

  • Image

    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. 

  • Image

    New Initiative to Reduce Lightning Injuries, Deaths

    The United States Lifesaving Association, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have launched a new lifeguard lightning safety initiative.


The AI Network

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ pinterest

Free E-Newsletter


AI News on Twitter