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  1. TEN TRAININGS FOR ALL-STAR AQUATICS STAFF Joshua T. Medeiros- Aquatics Director CPO, LGI, WSI Leilani O’ Connor- Head Guard LGI, WSI

  2. Brief Overview- Why we are here? • Why is training aquatics staff so important? • Performance Expectations • 5 Key Training Considerations • Evaluations and Audits • Ten Training Ideas for in-service, orientation and management meetings

  3. Importance of Conducting Training • Main Goal: SAFETY • Practice Makes Perfect • Familiarity and Confidence • Update on the latest techniques and releases

  4. Performance Expectations • Set the bar High! • Expectations • Mentoring and Opportunities for growth

  5. 5 Key Training Considerations • 1. Location • 2. Frequency • 3. Evaluation • 4. Analyzing • 5. Record Keeping

  6. Evaluations and Audits • How to evaluate staff? How frequently? • Staff/Facility Audits • How to utilize the evaluation and auditing process

  7. #1.) Guest Speakers and Service Providers • Don’t do it all on your own! • EMS and local emergency service providers

  8. #2.) Customer Service • Aquatics Staff is there to provide a service for the community!

  9. #3.) Lifeguard Olympics/Challenges • Blend FUN into every safety training • Lifeguard Teams and Challenges • CRPA “Lifeguard Olympics” in July • Ideas: Rescue Relay Race, Brick Retrieval, Shallow Water Spinal Injuries, Water Polo

  10. #4.) Jeopardy/ Trivia Games • Test lifeguard/WSI knowledge through games • CPR + First Aid + General Knowledge + Water Safety + Strokes + Levels • Matching Definition Game

  11. #5.) Difficult Scenarios • Break-Out Work: 5 minutes of group work (scenarios) • Challenge your aquatics staff. Not every day scenarios

  12. #6.) “Mock” Swim Classes • WSI/ Swim instructor training • Hands on practice with a variety of levels

  13. #7.) Fitness Training/Incentives • Simple but often over looked training opportunity • Provide time for staff to swim laps/exercise • Incentives and rewards • End of season competition for prizes

  14. #8.) Manager/Supervisor Training • Lifeguard Management class- American Red Cross program • How to handle emergency scenarios • How to handle difficult non-emergency scenarios • Travel to other pools

  15. #9.) EAP and Staged Scenarios • Emergency Action Plans- practice, practice, practice! • Timed Dummy Drops • Using customers, friends, other department staff

  16. #10.) Networking- Joint Pool Training • Importance of Networking- sharing ideas • Practice and learn with others

  17. Q & A

  18. Break Out Activity • Share trainings you do with colleagues, compile a list and share to the group • I will record everything and if you want will e-mail blast it out to you for your records, no more stale trainings