This session will discuss the state of today's lifeguarding, with the hope of providing a better understanding of what it means to be a lifeguard in today's ever-changing aquatics landscape. This session will look into the past to see examine how lifeguarding began and to determine how and why lifeguarding is where it is today. The presentation will also into the future, in an effort to determine what changes may be in store moving forward. Additionally, the content will address what it takes to make lifeguards successful, what factors may make it difficult for them to succeed, and what implications all of this may have on aquatic facility design and operations.
Presentation Link: Joseph Stefanyak- Lifeguarding Evolution.pdf