Lifeguarding Essentials

As the summer draws to a close, remind your lifeguards and lookouts that laws, standards and rules help only when they are followed. My 25 years as a waterfront director have taught me the following essential practices, among others: Mindset is everything The waterfront is full of distractions, so lifeguards must approach their job thinking, “I will pretend that these are my own children. They could die if I lose my focus. My job is to actively scan my area.” …


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