"Currently live in northeast Mississippi.
Learned to swim at age 3.
Competitive swimmer starting at age 8.
First LG course at age 16.
ARC Lifeguard Instructor in 1996
ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Instructor Trainer 2008
"Pretty straightforward those Michigan regulations. I wholeheartedly agree that having multiple certificates for the same person results in a cluttered display area. Too bad you can't just take everyone's mugshot and post a list…"
"Michigan requires posting of certificates? Hmmmm.... How about shrinking the size of each certificate by half and then posting? This would cut down on paper and space necessary to post. Just throwing an idea out there.
"That is my understanding. Another way to look at the new certificates: like any other professional certificate, these new ones are suitable for framing. Aquatic facilities can now display the certificates of all their guards on a wall…"
"I love the new certificate system. When the course record comes back approved I simply download the certificates, save to a file and then e-mail each student their certificate. I do not waste time and money printing anyone's certificates.…"
"That is probably the case for more than a few of the aquatic professionals here. However, even if you are only a fair swimmer, you can still be inspiration to those guards and others that also "fair" swimmers."
"Credibility is indeed an issue. Beyond the LG course and the occasional WS course, when do our guards ever see us get wet? Many of us are powerful swimmers but we rarely get the opportunity to show it to our guards. I believe they…"