Lifeguarding (274)

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Games and Activities

I was recently asked to pull a few aquatic games/activities together for youth with autism. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or game/…

Started by Ryan Satira

1 Nov 8, 2014
Reply by Jim Beeson

Lighting indoor pool

I just would like to hear the policy most facilities have on indoor pool closure for lighting. I usually go by the 10 sec flash bang method…

Started by Sara Schmalfeldt

1 Aug 26, 2014
Reply by Matthew Reed

How do you determine CPR order for victims?

Yesterday, there was a drowning here in LA at a hotel pool with no lifeguard. A Good Samaritan pulled a mother and two children from the po…

Started by Stephanie Mills

1 Aug 5, 2014
Reply by Ryan Satira

Lifeguard subbing

Hi everyone. I've just stepped into my new role of aquatics coordinator/director and am trying to put in place a system for my guards to fi…

Started by Matthew Reed

4 Jul 10, 2014
Reply by Matthew Reed

deep water swim test..and after

Hello, I was wondering what people do AFTER a person has passed their facility swim test to go to deep end, diving board, slide. In the pa…

Started by debbee lewis

6 Jun 30, 2014
Reply by Gareth Hedges

Backboard Straps

Finally time to get rid of our nylon backboard straps with plastic buckles as they continually break each and every season.  I am consideri…

Started by Nicole E. Jacobson

2 Jun 14, 2014
Reply by Joe Andrews

New program ideas?

We are currently looking into some programs to bring in new members to our facility. Currently, we have the basic array of water aerobics a…

Started by Matthew Reed

4 Jun 13, 2014
Reply by Matthew Reed

Adequate First Aid Training

Do you think that American Red Cross Lifegaurding teaches adequate first aid or do you think that the class should go further in depth?

Started by Ryan Satira

3 Apr 11, 2014
Reply by Bob Manners

Lifeguards on Cruise Ships?

As cruise ships become more elaborate, with tricked out pools and waterparks, should more be done to protect swimmers on board? One driven…

Started by erin ansley

7 Mar 25, 2014
Reply by erin ansley

Blended Learning

How does everyone feel about blended learning for Lifeguarding?  I don't think that it is good to take away the class time. That is the bes…

Started by Ryan Satira

4 Feb 27, 2014
Reply by Ryan Satira


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