Aquatic Facility Management

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The information about BSA Lifeguard is very inaccurate. We do require a professional rescuers certification covering CPR for all ages, and AED's "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider" and our training with a ring buoy is literally just one requirement while 90% of our training was with a rescuer tube very hands on. In addition the hours to get certified are from my understanding more than any other so were are more rigorously trained with timed requirements and so much more including head/neck stabilization in all water conditions.
It took me an entire 6 day week with about 8 hour classes and after class lifeguard "intern" hours; our warm up at 6 am as a mile swim or more!
 

Contents

Choosing and Developing Aquatic Programs
1
AQUATIC PROGRAMS
2
DECIDING WHICH PROGRAMS TO OFFER
15
ENHANCING EXISTING PROGRAMS
17
EVALUATING PROGRAM QUALITY
19
DECIDING WHEN TO DROP A PROGRAM
21
SUMMARY
22
REVIEW QUESTIONS
23
LIFEGUARDEMS CONNECTION
118
LIFEGUARD HEALTH AND SAFETY
119
STATIONING GUARDS
120
SAFETY SYSTEMS
122
SPECIAL SITUATIONS
123
PREVENTING DISEASE TRANSMISSION
127
LIFEGUARDING IN OPEN WATER ENVIRONMENTS
128
LIFEGUARDS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
129

Managing Programs
27
ACCOMMODATING CHILDREN IN LOCKER ROOMS
31
ORGANIZING PROGRAM REGISTRATION
35
ORGANIZING CLASSES
38
ORIENTATION
40
SUPERVISING INSTRUCTION
41
COLLECTING PROGRAM STATISTICS
42
OUTSIDE AGENCY COLLABORATIONS
43
SUMMARY
45
REVIEW QUESTIONS
46
Promoting Programs and Public Relations
47
YOUR AUDIENCE
48
CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS
57
FACILITY IMAGE
59
PROFESSIONAL MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
61
SUMMARY
63
REVIEW QUESTIONS
64
Budgeting
65
INCOME
66
EXPENSES
69
BREAKEVEN POINT
70
METHODS OF PAYMENT
74
FISCAL REPORTS
75
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT
76
MAKING MAJOR PURCHASES
77
SUMMARY
78
REVIEW QUESTIONS
79
Developing Staff
81
STAFF POSITIONS
82
VOLUNTEERS
84
RECRUITING
85
INTERVIEWING POTENTIAL STAFF
86
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE EVALUATION
88
HIRING
89
SUPERVISION
91
SCHEDULING
93
INSERVICE TRAINING
94
STAFF RETENTION
102
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
103
SUMMARY
105
Lifeguarding
107
LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATIONS
108
USE OF NONCERTIFIED STAFF IN AN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
109
LIFEGUARD PROFESSIONALISM
110
TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF LIFEGUARDING
112
LIFEGUARD COMPETITIONS
132
SUMMARY
137
RESOURCES
138
Managing Risks and Planning for Emergencies
139
RISK MANAGEMENT THEORY
140
TYPES OF EMERGENCIES
142
ALCOHOL AND THE AQUATIC FACILITY
151
AREAS OF SPECIAL CONCERN
152
CODES AND LAWS
154
AQUATIC FACILITY RULES
156
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
157
EMERGENCY REPORTING FORMS
160
INFORMING NEXT OF KIN
162
DEALING WITH CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS
163
SUMMARY
165
Managing Water Chemistry and Filtration
167
CIRCULATION
168
CLEANING THE POOL BOTTOM
173
WATER TESTING
174
WATER CHEMISTRY
175
DISEASE TRANSMISSION
180
WATER TEMPERATURE
181
LANGLIER SATURATION INDEX
182
POOL OPERATOR TRAINING
183
SUMMARY
184
Managing Facility Operations
185
SECURITY
186
SAFETY AND SANITATION PROCEDURES
187
CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
191
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
195
FIRE SAFETY
196
SPECIAL ATTRACTION SAFETY
197
FECAL AND VOMIT CONTAMINATION CLEANUP PROCEDURES
198
SPAS AND HOT TUBS
200
ENERGY CONSERVATION
201
WINTERIZING OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS
203
SUMMARY
204
AquaticRelated Agencies
205
State Bathing Code Contact List
215
Aquatic and Safety Equipment Sources
219
Aquatics Forms
221
Glossary of Aquatic Terms
273
Index
277
About the Author
283
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