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Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Training
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* Punctual - Arrive at work ahead of time.
* In proper uniform - Look neat, clean, and easily identifiable as a lifeguard (shirt, hat/visor, sunglasses).
* Prepared - Have the items you need to do the job (whistle, hydration, sun protection, etc.).
* Pleasant - Act cordially to guests and coworkers at all times; smile :).
* Attentive - Keep your eyes on the zone of protection and avoid distractions.
* Vigilant - Maintain your lifeguarding skills at peak performance level (test-ready).
* Knowledgeable - Know and enforce the facility rules.
10/20 protection standard rule
10 seconds to see it and 20 seconds to get to the scene
Patron who is having trouble
Areas of danger
Right under chair
Zone of protection
A lifeguard station or position is assigned a specific area of responsibility.
Consistent and careful attention to your zones of protection.
Signs of a guest in distress
*Body position - The body will be at a diagonal or vertical position. Legs are not kicking and arms are extended out to the side. It may look like the guest is trying to reach or grab for something. The guest may have turned toward safety (a lifeguard, a wall, or a lane line).
*Movement - There will be little to no forward movement.
*Appearance - All effort is expended to stay above the water. Eyes may be open or tightly closed. Long hair may cover the face.
*Breathing - In an attempt to breathe, the head will usually be held back to keep the mouth above the surface of the water. The guest is attempting to concentrate only on breathing while on the surface. There may be little to no calling out for help.
Types of drowning
Active drowning - victim may struggle on the surface of the water for a short period of time before submerging.
Passive (silent) drowning - victims can slip quickly and silently beneath the surface of the water.
The Drowning Process
Patrons to pay special attention to:
Body Substance Isolation (protection) - Self-care, gloves, water
Emergency action plan
emergency medical services
One short whistle blast
Get attention of guest(s)
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