ERIC Number: ED093826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Lifeguard Training: Principles and Administration. A Manual for Developing and Administering Lifeguard Systems for Pools and Beaches. Second Edition, Revised.
Howes, Gordon T., Ed.; Hill, Rolland, Ed.
This manual for developing and administering lifeguard systems for pools and beaches is divided into three sections. Section 1, "Personnel," suggests prerequisites for lifeguard training, personal health, fitness and inservice training, and preventive lifeguarding. Section 2, "Operations," discusses the following: a) water conditions of surf beaches, swimming pools, bathing beaches, ponds, lakes, and rivers; b) rescue equipment including ring buoy, hand line, emergency light, boats, aquascopes, whistle, fins, and binoculars; c) rescues involving equipment such as the rescue buoy and boat rescues; d) swimming rescues and assists without equipment; e) artificial respiration and other first aid measures; and f) body recovery. Section 3, "Administration," includes the following topics; a) organization of lifeguards, including regulations for boat patrol and for the beach and pool, b) a suggested set of standard lifeguard signals and some rules to be observed when using electronic communications, c) coverup systems, d) legal aspects of lifeguarding, and e) records and reports. Appendixes include suggested course outlines for training lifeguards on surf beaches and swimming pool lifeguards. A 30-item bibliography is included. (PD)
Descriptors: Administration, Curriculum Guides, Emergency Squad Personnel, First Aid, Rescue, Safety, Safety Equipment, Swimming, Swimming Pools
Association Press, 291 Broadway, New York, New York 10007 (No price quoted); AAHPER Publications-Sales, 1201 16th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock No. 240-25526, $8.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for National Cooperation in Aquatics, Pelham, NY.