Lifeguard Orientation Participants Guide - Table of Contents Review of Welcome to Life Time Swim p 4 Prevent Not on my Watch p 14 Searching vs

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Table of Contents Review of Welcome to Life Time Swim p. 4 Prevent Not on my Watch p. 14 Searching vs. Watching p. 14 Scanning and Surveillance p. 15 Continuing Education p. 18 Act Emergency Action Plans p. 20 Reporting p. 21 Deep Dive 25:10 Swim Test p. 22 Open Swim p. 22 Putting It All Together p. 24 EAPs Waterslides (US and Canada) p. 27 US p. 28-29 Canada p. 30-31
Review of Welcome to Life Time Swim Safety is ALWAYS our FIRST PRIORITY All Aquatics team members are responsible for ensuring our members and team members are safe. This is done by upholding Life Time’s Rules and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Keep the members safe at all times while providing an uncompromising experience. If Life Time’s ratios are not managed per the SOP, YOU MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY by closing the pool to protect our members and team members. Indoor Pool Ratios Family Swim The Indoor pool has a 1:25 ratio until there are 51 or more swimmers in the pool. For 0-25 swimmers, one lifeguard is posted in the lifeguard stand. For 26-50 swimmers, two lifeguards are posted and watching the water. For 51 or more swimmers, three lifeguards are posted and watching the water. There is also a roaming/cleaning lifeguard and Head Lifeguard at all times. Unless there are special considerations, there will not be more than three lifeguards watching the water. Indoor Pool Ratio Chart Number of Swimmers Lifeguard 1 Lifeguard 2 Lifeguard 3 Roaming or Cleaning Lifeguard Head Lifeguard 0-25 x x x 26-50 x x x x 51+ x x x x x
Outdoor Pool Family Swim The Outdoor pool has a 2:25 ratio for the first 25 swimmers. A lifeguard is added at 26 swimmers another lifeguard at 51 swimmers and another at 101 swimmers in the pool. For 0-25 swimmers, two lifeguards are posted in the lifeguard stand, including the lap lanes if attached to the Outdoor Leisure pool. For 26-50 swimmers, three lifeguards are posted and watching the water. For 51-100 swimmers, four lifeguards are posted and watching the water. For 101 or more swimmers, five lifeguards are posted. There is also a roaming/cleaning lifeguard and Supervisor at all times. Unless there are special considerations, there will not be more than five lifeguards watching the water. Outdoor Pool Ratio Chart Number of Swimmers Lifeguard 1 Lifeguard 2 Lifeguard 3 Lifeguard 4 Lifeguard 5 Roaming or Cleaning Lifeguard Supervisor 0-25 x x x x 26-50 x x x x x 51-100 x x x x x x 101+ x x x x x x x Special Considerations Waterslides Waterslides need two lifeguards in addition to lifeguards watching the water. One lifeguard is posted at the top and one at the bottom, in the water. Non-lifeguards may be used at the top of the slides. There are some health codes that require lifeguards at the top or require more lifeguards. Check with the Aquatics Manager to verify the local health code. For example, if there are 30 swimmers in the outdoor pool, there must be three lifeguards for the 30 swimmers, then two lifeguards for the slides. Add the roaming/cleaning lifeguard and Head Guard or Supervisor for a total of seven.

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