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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…


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…


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…


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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