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Gareth Hedges explains the best practices to help lifeguards remain vigilant during slow and busy times.
Gareth Hedges, Associate General Counsel and Aquatics Specialist, gives more details on “Test” and “Mark”.
Gareth Hedges, Associate General Counsel and Aquatics Specialist, gives a brief overview of the “Test. Mark. Protect.” system. This system is used to protect everyone that enters your pool.
Rotating lifeguards is critical to giving your guards the rest they need and helping them stay focused. With that said, improper rotations can interrupt scanning and lead to a temporary loss of zone coverage. Implementing this 5 step rotation method will ensure that there are no gaps in scanning caused by a rotation. Watch this video to learn more.
One of the most important skills for your lifeguards to develop is the ability to scan the bottom of the pool effectively. The DROP Drill, which tests guards by placing a silhouette or other item on the bottom of the pool, is one of the best ways to improve their bottom scanning. This video shows you how to implement the DROP program.