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Lifeguard Training Activities and Games PDF

Lifeguard Training Activities and Games PDF

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    Lifeguard Training Activities and Games is a complete resource for aquatics managers or lifeguard supervisors responsible for conducting site-specific on-the-job training for lifeguards. The compilation of games, skill drills, activities, and guidance enhances training and conditioning of lifeguards and creates a high-performing staff. Throughout the book, the focus is on keeping activities fun and engaging to promote participation and ensure your lifeguards acquire the skills they need in order to take action in an emergency.

    The book contains more than 70 proven training activities divided into chapters by type of lifeguard skill. Each activity is short enough to be part of an in-service or class warm-up session. Most have variations, allowing for continued challenges of participants' performances through increasing levels of difficulty.

    The drills, games, and activities improve lifeguards'

    -general aquatic skills and physical fitness;

    -surveillance, emergency response, and rescue skills; and

    -teamwork and problem-solving skills.

    With this knowledge and training, you will be able to develop and maintain a high-performing lifeguard staff. Certification as a lifeguard is the first step in the overall training process. The real training begins on the job, and the responsibility for that training is left to the aquatics manager or lifeguard supervisor. Lifeguard Training Activities and Games makes that training fun, engaging, meaningful, and practical.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Developing a High-Performance Staff Through Training Activities and Games
    Chapter 2 Conditioning Activities
    Chapter 3 Safety, Surveillance, and Scanning Activities
    Chapter 4 Aquatic Rescue Skill Activities
    Chapter 5 CPR, Emergency Response, and Risk Management Activities
    Chapter 6 Team-Building Activities
    Chapter 7 Special Activities

    About the Author

    Susan J. Grosse, MS, is the president of Aquatic Consulting & Education Resource Services in Milwaukee. Grosse has more than 45 years of experience in aquatics and education and has published extensively in the areas of aquatics and exceptional education. She is also a sought-after speaker, having presented in Ireland, Egypt, Canada, and the United States.

    Grosse received a 40-year pin from the American Red Cross as a volunteer instructor and instructor trainer. She also received the Mabel Lee and Honor Awards from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) for her contributions to the education profession. The Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute presented her with a Tsunami Spirit Award for her work in aquatics with people with disabilities.

    Grosse has served as chair of the Aquatic Council for AAHPERD and as president of the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness. She also has been a water safety instructor trainer and a lifeguarding instructor trainer for the American Red Cross. In her leisure time she enjoys swimming, canoeing, reading, and listening to music.

    Reviews

    "Firmly grounded in theory, this book provides a stellar analysis of the influential role of perceived self-efficacy in athletic development and functioning.  It is uniquely broad in scope, offering a masterful overview of the foundation, research, and application of self-efficacy theory in the field of athletics.  Because of the scope and depth of coverage, this book is an invaluable resource for theorists and practitioners alike seeking an understanding of how beliefs of personal and collective efficacy contribute to the quality of athletic life.  But it is about more than sports.  The insights it provides can also serve one well in other life pursuits.  This is a truly outstanding book that has the makings of a classic in the field of athletics."

    -Albert Bandura

    "The benefits of this book reach well beyond just sports. The techniques are easy to learn and represent tools you will use throughout your career..."

    -Doody’s Review Service

    Sample Content

       
     Interview with Sue Grosse on lifeguard training  Sue Grosse discusses best practices for in-service training  Sue Grosse discusses favorite lifeguarding games  Sue Grosse discusses hiring tips  Sue Grosse discusses the aquatic outlook for the next 5-10 years