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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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