Welcome to the Inaugural Aquatics International #LifeguardChallenge

We've teamed up with AI contributor Pete DeQuincy, aquatic manager at East Bay Regional Park District, to launch the inaugural Aquatics International Summer Lifeguard Challenge. We’ll be presenting three videos of timed drills – one each month this summer – for aquatics facilities to practice with their guards. For June, we’re challenging you to rescue a passive victim. DeQuincy recently wrote about the benefits of using children in rescue drills. If your facility has taken steps to find child participants, this drill utilizes those “victims.” Otherwise, we also have a version utilizing an adult participant.

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 aicontests@hanleywood.com either as an attachment or a Dropbox file. These videos will go up on our AI Video Gallery.  Use the hashtag #lifeguardchallenge on social media to follow the challenge!