Welcome to the third and final challenge of the Aquatics International Summer #LifeguardChallenge. For August, we’re asking you to complete a three-person child CPR drill. We've teamed up with AI contributor Pete DeQuincy, aquatic manager at East Bay Regional Park District, to launch the challenge. CPR is one of the most-used skills by guards, and children are often the victims in drowning. Because of those factors, keeping guards' skills for administering this life-saving technique sharp is ideal.
During the summer, we’re presenting three videos of timed drills – one each month – for aquatics facilities to practice with their guards.
How to participate: Each month, we’ll release a video of the drill we’re challenging you to do. Practice the skill in the video and film your squad executing the drill. But for a twist on friendly competition between squads, we want you to call out another facility’s lifeguards in your video that you would like to take the challenge. Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org either as an attachment or a Dropbox file. These videos will go up on our AI Video Gallery.
The results: Each month, our judges will select the aquatics facility that demonstrates its skills the best in its video, and that squad will receive an award from AI at the end of the challenge to display in the facility, proclaiming their prowess. An overall MVP facility will be chosen at the end of the challenge and profiled in October’s issue of Aquatics International.
These videos will go up on our AI Video Gallery. Use the hashtag #lifeguardchallenge on social media to follow the challenge!