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Tracking Lifeguard Recertification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Craig Jan 16, 2014. 32 Replies

Hi everyone,We get questions on a very regular basis asking whether or not we're familiar with any tools that make tracking lifeguard recertifications easier. With so many different certs coming due…Continue

Tags: Human Resources, Certification

Foursquare and Aquatic Facilities

Started Oct 22, 2010 0 Replies

In the last 6 months or so I've noticed more and more people "checking in" to YMCAs, fitness centers, and swim clubs on location services like Foursquare.Because I'm not directly associated with the…Continue

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Which Lifeguard Commandment Should Be Next?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Oliver Nov 2, 2010. 3 Replies

Everyone at West Bend has been thrilled with the reception received for the Ten Commandments of Effective…Continue

Tags: Aquatic Safety, Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Commandment

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Bryan Craig replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"I am probably too late for this post....perhaps the problem has been solved.  But thought I would add my two cents worth anyway.  PoolManager has a very effective feature for tracking certifications.  You keep the employee file which…"
Jan 16, 2014
Sean E. Sepela replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"John, I think I would really like something that could set alerts.  I usually need at least a month notice to get my expiring guards into a class and a few weeks to find and set a class.  So, if you could create something that allows…"
Aug 4, 2013
Branden Burns replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"I recertify my staff every year.  Every Spring/Summer all staff are recertfied no matter what, that way I know everyone is good."
Apr 25, 2012
Pat Bennett replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"The problem with asking the Saba system to track certs iis that it does not collect enough info about the identity of the person that is certified. Even if one entered the phone# or email address when submitting the course record, it doesn't…"
Feb 17, 2012
Manuel Gonzalez replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"I have an excel file that counts down to provide the number of days until a certification expires. I'll send it to you if you like. mgonzalez@chulavistaca.gov"
Feb 17, 2012
Ryan Bailey replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"I work for an organization that operates four indoor facilities and four outdoor facilities with over 3oo lifeguards. What we have found to work the best is to have a "lifeguard database administrator". Any time a lifeguard re-certs or is…"
Nov 5, 2011
Donna Russell replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"As an authorized provider of ARC training programs we enter all of this info into the SABA system. Since all of the necessary info is entered into this program nationally why couldn't it then be used to help with the tracking of certifications,…"
Aug 21, 2011
Dan Sullivan replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"I'm part owner of Lifeguardingjobs.com and I'm in the process of developing a certification reminder system for lifeguards. This is something we've been kicking around for a year or two but we want to get it right. Reading some of…"
Aug 18, 2011
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Jul 29, 2011
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Lifeguard Commandments: Enforce Pool Rules

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.cultureofsafety.com/videos/commandments/enforce-pools-rules/ Letting one group of swimmers do something that you won't let another do, makes it extremely difficult to convince swimmers that your pool's rules actually are…
Jul 29, 2011
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Lifeguard Commandments: Enforce Pool Rules

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.cultureofsafety.com/videos/commandments/enforce-pools-rules/ Letting one group of swimmers do something that you won't let another do, makes it extremely difficult to convince swimmers that your pool's rules actually are…
Jul 29, 2011
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Lifeguard Commandments: Secondary Responsibilities

Prioritizing the wide array of lifeguarding responsibilities can be made much easier by distinguishing between primary responsibilities and secondary responsibilities. And distinguishing between the two isn't difficult because all lifeguards...…
Jun 28, 2011
Algreatus "Gator" Batton replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"Highlight the cells that you want to apply the Conditional Formatting to then select Conditional Formatting from the Format menu.  You can apply up to three different conditions and apply them to specific color schemes.  I have a past and…"
Jun 6, 2011
Bob Manners replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"how do you get to the correct conditional formatting screen?"
May 3, 2011
Jeanne-Marie Kavanagh replied to John Oliver's discussion Tracking Lifeguard Recertification
"Tip:  New American Red Cross record keeping will include email notifications 3 months prior to certificate expirations.  All a guard (or any CPR certified staff) need to do is provide an email address to the instructor when they…"
May 2, 2011

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