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A GUIDE TO TRAINING
THE SWIMMING POOL LIFEGUARD

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by W. DENNIS BERRY
1st ed., January 1984, 75 pages, $10.95 
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The purpose of this text is to set up a program of education for the lifeguard who desires more knowledge or for the pool operator who wishes to retrain life guarding staff for facility operation. Unit I explores rescue procedure, the understanding of victim problems and solutions for lifeguards. Unit II deals with accident management or preventive actions to safeguard patrons. Unit Ii deals with the often neglected side of life guarding, administrative tasks. Pool chemistry, record keeping, public relations and fitness programs are discussed.

CONTENTS

UNIT I — RESCUE PROCEDURES

The Physiology of Drownings, Near Drownings & Hyperventilation
Aquatic Emergencies
Victim Recognition
Techniques of Water Rescue
Equipment Use

UNIT II — ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Duties of Lifeguards
Standard Rules of Safety
Techniques of Lifeguarding
Search and Recovery

UNIT III — FACILITY ADMINISTRATION

Legal Concepts for Lifeguards
Qualifications of Swimming Pool Lifeguards
Aquatic Medicine
Basic Pool Chemistry and Management
Testing Procedures
Record Keeping and Public Relations
Maintaining Fitness and In-service Training

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

W. Dennis Berry received his B.S. from Lock Haven College in Pennsylvania and is currently in the Department of Aquatics in the Casey Swim Center at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. He also serves as Coordinator of Aquatic Council District Representatives for the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), as well as Chairman of the Aquatic Committee for the Delaware AHPERD. Dennis is a 1980 recipient of the professional Service Award from the AAHPERD Aquatic Council. He received the professional Service Award from the UIP Aquatic Institute in 1983 and the professional merit Award in Creation from the EDA-AAHPERD in 1984. He was appointed to the Governor's Council for Physical Fitness.


 

 

 

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