The Ten Commandments of Effective Lifeguarding

The Ten Commandments of Effective Lifeguarding is a lifeguard training and best practices resource for swim clubs, summer camps and water parks. Understanding, embracing, and following these simple lifeguarding tips will make any pool much safer.

#1 No Texting

#2 Identify Bad Swimmers

#3 In-Service Training

#4 Shallow Water Blackout

#5 Secondary Responsibilities

#6 Enforce Pool Rules

#7 Be Rescue Ready

#8 Twenty Second Rescue

#9 Health & Hydration

#10 Scanning Bottom to Top


Author: John Oliver+