Supplement Feature - February 2009
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At the Ready

Staffing Aquatic Facilities

By Jessica Royer Ocken

United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition

This organization is a collaborative effort of the American Red Cross, United States Lifesaving Association and the YMCA of the USA, and for the last few years they've been working to research, identify and promote evidence-based standards for lifeguarding and water rescue.

They presented a draft of their findings at the 2008 World Aquatic Health Conference in Colorado Springs, and they hope to have a version ready for publication by the second quarter of 2009 (soon!).

Visit their Web site at for the latest information and ideas about the very best aquatic training.