"At the risk of repeating what has already been said, I have some concerns about what you've suggested. We want to be encouraging guards to NOT perform rescues, but to ensure rescues never need happen through preventative and proactive life…"
"We don't have this type of program. While it seems to be a good idea on the surface it opens a bunch of cans of worms as Steve and Elise have mentioned. The biggest red flag I have in my mind is the possible ethics violations. I'm not sure…"
"What constitutes a save? Going in the water? Having to perform CPR? Summoning EMS?
I agree with Elise. I don't know how to legitimately recognize the responders without encouraging lots of additional water entries (especially…"
"Oh BOY! Is that a slippery slope to competition. I have a special wall plaque in our Front Office where we post the names and times of guards who tread water (with a 10 lb brick) for more than an hour. Based on the drooling…"
We have a member that wants to recongize any lifeguard that makes a lifesaving save. He wants to put a plague in the pool area and award the individuals with a cash gift. We have 2 pools and wants to recongize only the guards in the lap pool. Our pools are on either end of the building. I am wondering if anyone does this type of program. If so, what are the benefits and do you see any negative impact?Thanks,See More
"We test everyone on active victim and spinal. We have found that an LGI in our area is handing out LG certs like candy to kids that can swim. We bring them in to test them for employment and they don't have a clue. When asked how many hours…"