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Number of lifeguards per pools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Garneau May 16, 2012. 11 Replies

I would like to know how many lifeguards you require to open up your facility if you have more than one pool?We have an eight lane lap pool, a six lane shallow ( 4ft.) swim and excercise class pool…Continue

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Mark Garneau replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"Or they do not need you to work for them - I have had that situation.  I also had a situation where a Div I swimmer blacked out during a team workout. This is a very difficult problem -- I've been working on it for a while here at my…"
May 16, 2012
jean Robinson replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"No, I do not think it is safe.  All it takes is one medical emergency in any of the pools and there is not enough staff to take care of it.  Even though the swim team practicing is all swimmers, a medical emergency can occur that has…"
May 9, 2012
bob pratt replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"Bad things happen when lifeguards have other duties: coaching, teaching, cleaning. http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/apr/27/wenatchee-high-school-pe-instructor-fired-after/"
Apr 28, 2012
Joe Andrews replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"As Stephen stated below, check with your legal and risk management teams! I wouldn't count on coaches as a vital part of your emergency action plan, though I think most facilities can do a better job of incorporating them in it for an…"
Apr 16, 2012
Bob Weeks replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"We keep a minimum of three staff on for opening shifts.  One for our leisure pool, one for our lap pool and one for rotations.  Our lap pool has 10 lap lanes open for rec swimming during most of these times.  If different groups come…"
Apr 16, 2012
Stephen Keifer replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"I would check with your legal counsel about allowing the swim coach, who is not an employee, serve as a required lifeguard.  Are you responsible for their rescue skills, first aid competency and physical conditioning?  Do they attend…"
Apr 13, 2012
John Woods replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"Thanks Nick, Your answer is what I would expect to take place for adequate coverage. Joyn"
Apr 13, 2012
John Woods replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"Thanks Jennifer, I appreciate you taking the time to answer my request. Your responce does make sense and helps me in developing a sound policy that I can defend. John "
Apr 13, 2012
Nick Bacon replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"We have 2 indoor pools, an 8 lane lap pool and a zero depth play/therapy pool.  We always staff at least one guard per pool regardless of bather load etc.  I would be hesitant to allow an Instructor that was in the water to count towards…"
Apr 13, 2012
Jennifer Dick replied to John Woods's discussion Number of lifeguards per pools
"We base the number of guards that we need on the number of people that we know are coming to the pool or how many are already there. We stick to a 1 to 25 ratio. Most of my water instructors do teaching from inside the pool but I always have a guard…"
Apr 13, 2012
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Number of lifeguards per pools

I would like to know how many lifeguards you require to open up your facility if you have more than one pool?We have an eight lane lap pool, a six lane shallow ( 4ft.) swim and excercise class pool and a diving pool. We require two lifeguards to open one pool and at least three for all three pools to open. We have an exercise class that uses the six lane pool and we have allowed use of the pool with one lifeguard and an instructor ( certified lifeguard) who sometimes is in the pool with the…See More
Apr 12, 2012
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