Facility Policies and Procedures
Every facility will have a set of policies and procedures. In the preseason, you should get a copy of the updated policy and procedures manual. It is important that you are knowledgeable about all the policies of your specific facility. This is also a good time to review your facilities emergency action plan. As an emergency situation usually deals with life and death, it is important that you are very aware of your facilities emergency action plan.
During the season your employer should give you an opportunity to attend in-service training. Much like preseason training, in-service training will give you an opportunity to sharpen your skills with the other lifeguards that are on the team with you. This is another great time to build that chemistry that will make your lifeguard team great. Make sure that you are able to attend every in-service training as this shows your employer that you are dedicated and shows your teammates that you are always there for them as well.
Like any other job, lifeguarding requires practice to become proficient. Knowing about the different types of training you will participate in will help you be prepared for that training. Make sure that you are prepared for each training session and approach them as opportunities to become a better lifeguard.