In order to be considered for a lifeguard position, applicants must show proof of CPR and first aid training as well as Red Cross lifeguard certification. SHBR is hosting a training course, beginning April 22 (details below). Or you can certify via other Red Cross training courses. Training must be classroom or poolside; we do not accept internet training courses. In addition, guards and managers must be available for full-time work and may not take more than two weeks off for summer vacation. Lifeguards must be at least 15 years old.
An application for 2019 can be downloaded here. Applications are due by May 1, although hiring may begin before then. Applications should be returned to Mari Mullane, Operations Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Us: SHBR has approximately 40 divers and will be in Division 5 for the 2019 season. We are a predominately young dive program (in that we have very few Senior divers) and we are looking to increase those numbers. We have a mixture of divers who dive year round and some who just dive in the summer. This year our season begins in late May and ends in early August, at All Stars. We are looking for a dedicated Assistant Coach and equally dedicated Junior Coaches to help grow our program.
What We Want: We are a program looking ahead. We want our coaches to be energetic and make dive enjoyable. We would like candidates that support the Head Coach in teaching our divers the most up-to-date fundamental techniques, proper physical and mental preparation, and the way they can use their individual abilities. We want candidates to instill in our divers the connection between individual success, team building, safety, good sportsmanship, and enjoyment of the sport while most of all creating a fun environment.
Qualifications, Assistant Dive Coach: Competitive college and/or club diving experience. Previous NVSL coaching experience a plus. Must possess extensive dive knowledge and leadership qualities. Must be able to teach and motivate kids of all ages and possess great communication skills with all audiences. Must be able to attend scheduled practices, meets, and team social events.
Qualifications, Junior Dive Coaches: Competitive high school and/or club diving experience. Must possess extensive dive knowledge and leadership qualities. Must be able to teach and motivate kids of all ages and possess great communication skills with all audiences. Must be able to attend scheduled practices, meets, and team social events.
What We Offer: A competitive salary, a fantastic and cool group of divers and a positive environment in which to work. Please send your resume to Kendra Martin at email@example.com. We will accept resumes until 5:00pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Thanks to SHBR Member Paul DiBenedetto, the club is again able to host Red Cross lifeguard training in the neighborhood. Classroom training will take place nearby; pool training will be at the club. This year’s course will be conducted beginning in April and running through May. The tentative dates are:
Apr 22, 6-9 pm
Apr 24, 6-9 pm
Apr 29, 6-9 pm
May 1, 6-9 pm
May 8, 6-9 pm
May 10, 6-9 pm*
May 13, 6-9 pm*
May 15, 6-9 pm*
May 17, 6-9 pm*
* Tentative pool days.
NOTE: You must attend all training sessions to become certified.
The course is approximately 30 hours. You must be at least 15 years old before the end of the course and you must complete the prerequisite water test, which consists of swimming 300 yards continuously, treading water using legs only for 2 minutes and completing a timed test in 1 minute and 40 seconds. The timed test is swimming a length of 20 yards, surface diving and getting a 10-pound brick and then swimming back and exiting the water.
Participants will earn the following certificates:
- Lifeguarding and CPR
- First Aid
- AED Certificate
These certifications will be valid for two years.
Cost: $235, payable by check to Paul DiBenedetto on the first day of the course.
If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course will include training in:
RESCUE SKILLS (Water)
- Slide-In Entry
- Stride and Compact Jumps
- Rescue Approach-Front Crawl or Breaststroke
- Simple Assist
- Extension Assist from the Deck
- Reaching Assist with Equipment and Throwing Assist
- Swimming Extension Rescue
- Active and Passive Drowning Victim Rear Rescue
- Two-Person Removal from the Water Using a Backboard
- Passive Submerged Victim-Shallow Water
- Multiple-Victim Rescue
- Feet-First Surface Dive
- Submerged Victim-Deep Water
- Front and Rear Head-Hold Escape
CARING FOR HEAD, NECK OR BACK INJURY SKILLS (Land)
- Manual In-Line Stabilization for a Head, Neck or Back Injury on Land-Lying Down, Sitting or Standing
- Using a Backboard for a Standing Victim on Land
- Head Splint Technique-Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
- Head Splint Technique-Face-Down Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
- Head and Chin Support-Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
- Head and Chin Support-Face-Down Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
- Head Splint Technique-Face-Up Victim, Deep Water at or Near Surface
- Head Splint Technique-Face-Down Victim, Deep Water at or Near Surface
- Head and Chin Support-Face-Up Victim, Deep Water at or Near Surface
- In-Line Stabilization for a Submerged Victim-Face-Up, Face-Down or on One Side in Deep Water
- Using a Backboard in Shallow and Deep Water
CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER SKILLS
- Removing Gloves
- Initial Assessment
- Rescue Breathing-Adult, Child and Infant
- Using a Bag-Valve-Mask Resuscitator-Two Rescuers
- Conscious Choking-Adult, Child and Infant
- Unconscious Choking-Adult, Child and Infant
- CPR-Adult, Child and Infant
- Two-Rescuer CPR-Adult, Child and Infant
- Using an AED-Adult and Child
FIRST AID SKILLS
- Secondary Assessment
- Controlling External Bleeding
- Applying a Sling and Binder
- Applying an Anatomic Splint
- Applying a Soft Splint
FINAL SKILL SCENARIOS TO BE DEMONSTRATED (Water and Land)
- Final Skill Scenario 1-Active Drowning Victim
- Final Skill Scenario 2-Submerged Passive Drowning Victim
- Final Skill Scenario 3-Head, Neck or Back Injury
Note there are several ways to care for a spinal injury in the water. In this scenario the victim will be face down and the student will need to rotate the victim face up with their choice of any of the different saves for this purpose.