How we train to save lives: Scenarios

"Tell me and I will forget. Show me I might remember. Involve me and I will understand."

Sea Bright's Lifeguard Instructors: 

All lifeguard instructors (FTO's) have at least 1000 hours experience as an ocean lifeguard and all Lead Instructors/Course Coordinators have at least 2,000 hours of ocean rescue experience. 

Scenario Based Training:

Sea Bright Lifeguards are trained using a formal organized curriculum following the USLA's Required Course Curriculum. We integrate scenario training throughout Rookie School. The goals of our "Teaching Scenarios"  include making each situation as real as possible which allows the instructors to put both physical demands  and psychological pressures on the students simulating the normal stresses that occur during an actual emergency call. 

Blitz Scenarios:

Blitz Scenarios occur at any time during normal operations. These scenarios are unannounced as the goal is to test the lifeguard staff's performance while still protecting the beach. Lifeguard  supervisors are expected to coordinate both response to the scenario as well as  providing uninterrupted  protection of the beach and water.  Muti-tasking is a skill that all lifeguard supers must employ. 

OCEAN LIFEGUARD Training Divisions

ROOKIE SCHOOL

Please see the 2019 Job posting for Ocean Lifeguard

rookie screening 2019

RECURRENT LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Returning seasonal employees are expected to complete at least 16 hours of recurrent con-ed per season. Recurrent training is completed usually before July 3rd however training scenarios will continue throughout the year. Recurrent training is focused on preparing the guard  for high risk low frequency situations. Daily workouts are not included or credited as recurrent continuing education.

OCEAN QUALIFICATION TESTING

Every SBOR Ocean Lifeguard will complete Ocean Qualification Testing on July 3rd of each season.  Events include swimming and running timed evolutions as well as team scenarios and individual skills evaluations.  

This event is open to the public and we encourage people to come see what we do and how we test. 

2015 ocean qualification Testing

SEA BRIGHT OCEAN RESCUE 2015 SEASON  JULY 3RD OCEAN QUALIFICATION TEST. 

The dummy you sea in the video was found in the old SBVFD station house just before demolition. "Chucky" was filled with 40 lbs of cement used  to make him submerse as he helped train our team for Code-X operations the first season. His head is still floating around HQ even today. 

INTRA-AGENCY TRAINING AND OUTREACH

REGIONAL LIFEGUARD ACADEMY

SAND HOLE COLLAPSE TRAINING

CODE-X MISSING SWIMMER SEARCH AND RESCUE

DROWNING RESUSCITATION

BEACH SAFETY LECTURES FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

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