By Susan J. Grosse, Aquatic Consulting & Education Resource Services | February 2010
Your lifeguards scan, but do they see? Help develop essential skills of observation and response with these two exercises.
By Susan J. Grosse, Aquatic Consulting & Education Resource Services | January 2010
Looking for a way to make your guards approach their duties and responsibilities with a new sense of purpose? Consider a responsibility pledge during in-service training.
Drill, Baby, Drill
By Maria Bella | November/December 2009
Winter off-season is the perfect time to really put your guards through the paces, and prepare them for the next emergency.
By Judith Leblein-Josephs | October 2009
Teaching guards about how to provide excellent customer service ensures happy patrons — and your facility’s long-term viability.
By Steve Victory | September 2009
Teaching guards to watch for sexual predators is another way to increase vigilance and potentially save lives.
By Robert C. Wendling & Karl L. Wuensch | June 2009
A study reveals where managers should be focusing their in-service training efforts. Hint: Start with guard misperceptions.
Ready to Serve
By Paul McMinn, South Bend (Ill.) Parks & Recreation Dept. | May 2009
Not sure if your staff is ready for the new season? Try these in-service training ideas and stop wondering.
By Paul McMinn, South Bend (Ill.) Parks & Recreation Dept. | April 2009
Some patrons represent bigger risks than others. Teach your lifeguards to recognize and educate these swimmers before they get into trouble.
Reaching a Higher Level
By Matthew Griffith, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Joseph Walker, Ph.D., University of North Texas | January 2009
Looking for a way to bring your guards to a new level of performance and service? Consider Level 5 training.
By Claudia Duncan, Department of Physical Education and Sports Studies, Barton College | November/December 2008
Proper fecal response logs are key to defending against RWIs. Here's how to train your staff to do them right.
By Brandon Moore, Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort | October 2008
Give your in-service training a jolt of new life with a Lifeguard Olympics competition.
By Nate Thorne, City of Plainfield, Ind. | September 2008
Getting people to read and understand employee manuals is hard. Here are four ways to make it easy — and fun.
By Jeanne Wunderle | June 2008
10 ways to create in-service training programs your guards can’t wait to attend