Pete DeQuincy
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Does your community value aquatics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricardo Freitas Jun 28, 2011. 9 Replies

How do you know your community values aquatics: facilities, programs, and such. I'm not talking about surveys we give at the end of each program or season, and hope the patron fills out; I'm talking…Continue

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Anatomy of the Passive Victim Rescue

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:21pm 0 Comments

Lifeguard focuses on pulling a passive victim from the bottom of the pool. (Photo credit: Pete DeQuincy, Mills College)

Some lifeguards believe that their ability to successfully rescue defines their identity as a lifeguard. We must understand the components of the rescue: entry, approach, and rescue. Rescue is…

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Going Digital

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:21am 0 Comments

Give them a challenge, and see your lifeguard team strive to meet the objective. (Photo credit: Rebecca McNeil, West Sacramento)

 

I feel blessed for the opportunity to provide training articles for Aquatics International, and doubly blessed that the articles have been well received. One comment that…

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Drilling Down on Primary Assessment

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 6:03pm 0 Comments

Scan for bleeding drill incorporates a primary and secondary rescuer (photo credit: Pete DeQuincy, city of American Canyon)

 

In February 2013, I briefly touched on one primary assessment drill in my “Back to Basics” article. This article breaks primary assessment into 5 drills utilizing a single…

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Building Better Scenarios for In-service Training

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 11:12pm 0 Comments

Scenarios are a necessary part of any in-service training (photo credit, Traci Farris, City of Modesto)

 

Dedicating several in-service trainings to scenarios will greatly improve the performance of your lifeguard team. Scenarios provide a snapshot of the competency of your staff and help indicate whether or not…

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At 1:55pm on August 4, 2011, Erich Ericson said…
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At 3:08pm on May 20, 2011, Gary Thill said…
Welcome to AI Connect, and thanks for joining! Please let me know if I can do anything to make your networking more enjoyable. I also urge you to invite your professional friends to join.

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