Matching articles for Aquatics - Lifeguards: 10
Feature Article - January 2017
Preventing drowning is a job that takes a diverse team of people who care, from lifeguards to pool operators, swim instructors and beyond. Here’s a look at the latest in drowning prevention.
Supplement Feature - February 2016
With every line item in the budget under scrutiny, aquatic facility managers are looking for ways to reduce operating expenses, while still providing the cleanest, safest and most efficient swimming environment possible.
Feature Article - January 2015
The Model Aquatic Health Code was developed with input from industry experts to provide a guideline for entities managing aquatic facility health and safety issues across the country. Learn more about the code and how it affects your facility, as well as new trends in lifeguarding and more.
Guest Column - October 2014
You can take precautions to guard against a drowning incident in your pool, but those efforts don't protect patrons once they leave. Enter RESPECT, a new drowning prevention program created by the Association of Aquatic Professionals.
Supplement Feature - February 2014
As recreation managers consider how they staff their facilities and train their lifeguards and pool operators, new approaches are buoying them toward more efficient operations and enhanced patron safety. A growing recognition of the weaknesses in staffing approaches today is helping to define this new direction.
Feature Article - January 2014
From tight control over water quality to staff and visitor education, there are many ways to improve the safety of your aquatic facility.
Supplement Feature - February 2013
Few things matter more to an aquatic center's prosperity than the health and safety standards that the facility adopts.
Problem Solver - August 2012
Guard stations should have platforms that allow lifeguards to sit and stand, continually changing their position. Stations should be positioned close to the pool's edge, allowing the lifeguard easier access to both the station and the water's edge. When they are closer to the water, lifeguards will also be able to communicate more easily with swimmers.
Guest Column - November 2011
The summer's news of a drowning in Massachusetts prompted many to exclaim that such a tragedy could never occur at their facility. But is that true? And what should you do to be sure?
Supplement Feature - February 2010
Sometimes an accident can be localized and quickly corrected. Other times, accidents result in serious bodily injury or even death. Regulations are eventually issued. Aquatic facility directors are aware that practicing safety involves installing and maintaining the right equipment and making sure workers and patrons abide by rules to minimize (and, when possible, eliminate) dangers. Failure to do so can not only result in injury or death, but also in a potential lawsuit and patrons taking their business elsewhere.