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Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Eggbeater Kick with One Arm Towing Variation Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Eggbeater Kick with One Arm Towing Variation

Lifeguarding Drill: Extrication of a non-spinal victim using a 2-person removal with a backboardThis is the first drill in the extrication series (Aquatics International, "In the Danger Zone", April 2013)Guidelines:Start with the primary rescuer in the water with the victim at the side of the pool. The secondary rescuer will be on the deck with the backboard. Remove the victim from the water as quickly and safely as possible. Backboard and victim must be completely on the deck. No part of the backboard should be hanging over the water. Rescuers will have 20 seconds to complete the drill. This is an all pass drill, meaning that all rescue teams must adhere to the guidelines and complete the drill within the designated time to receive a pass.6-12 participants are preferred, however depending on size of staff and availability of equipment adjusted to meet your training needs. More

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Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Flutter Kick Variation Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Flutter Kick Variation

These drills focus on team extrication for incidents where the victim is unconscious and in need of immediate care. Pete Dequincy explains. More

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Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Eggbeater Kick Variation Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Eggbeater Kick Variation

Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback using an inverted breastroke kick variationThis is the third variation in the Kickback rescue drills. (Aquatics International, "In the Danger Zone", April 2013)Guidelines:Pair up your lifeguards and have them start on one side of the pool, one as the rescuer, and one as the victim. The victim will be on the rescue tube presenting as an unconscious victim. The rescuer will tow their victim across the width of the pool and back as quickly and safely as possible. Depending on the width of the pool, it could take between 20-60 seconds to complete the drill. You'll need to determine what works for your pool. Ensure rescuers to not lose contact with the victim, and that the victim is NOT assisting by kicking, arm movement or body movement. Victim must remain compliant during drill. This is an all pass drill, meaning all rescuers must complete the drill for the lifeguard team to receive a pass.A 6-12 lifeguard team is preferred. Depending on size of staff, modify to accomodate needs. More

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Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Inverted Scissor Kick with One Arm Towing Variation Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback, Inverted Scissor Kick with One Arm Towing Variation

Lifeguarding Drill: Kickback using an inverted breastroke kick with one arm towingThis is the seventh in the Kickback rescue drills.Guidelines:Pair up your lifeguards and have them start on one side of the pool, one as the rescuer, and one as the victim. The victim will be on the rescue tube presenting as an unconscious victim. The rescuer will tow their victim across the width of the pool and back as quickly and safely as possible. With one arm towing, the rescuer is allowed to pull/swim with their free arm.Depending on the width of the pool, it could take between 20-60 seconds to complete the drill. You'll need to determine what works for your pool. Ensure rescuers to not lose contact with the victim, and that the victim is NOT assisting by kicking, arm movement or body movement. Victim must remain compliant during drill. This is an all pass drill, meaning all rescuers must complete the drill for the lifeguard team to receive a pass.A 6-12 lifeguard team is preferred. Depending on size of staff, modify to accomodate needs. More

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