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Find the Right Lifeguard Station

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.


That Can't Happen Here. Can It?
To Prevent Drowning, Empower Lifeguards and Others

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?

Serve & Protect

Aquatic Safety & Staffing

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.