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Lifeguard Juniors!

How has this idea enhanced your club's operation, etc.?

Our Champions Run lifeguards are the heart and soul of the pool. They make each day memorable for our members and ensure everyone has a safe and fun time. Some of our swim team kids even say, “I can’t wait to work at Champions Run when I grow up!” Knowing how much impact we have on our kids’ lives, we decided to host a Junior Lifeguarding clinic, where we teach each individual how to perform saves, initiate an emergency action plan, and practice CPR and use of the AED machine. These are skills that are useful throughout their whole life and will be beneficial for years to come.

How was this idea implemented, and what have been the club members' reactions?

We marketed this event and it generated so much buzz that it sold out! We asked a few lifeguards to come in to help us instruct these kids from age 8-15. Each lifeguard took a group to practice jumps into the water, how to call for help, and how to apply AED pads. Upon completion of this course, each child earned a unique t-shirt and a whistle. Now, these kids feel like they are a part of our lifeguard team and will want to stick around to be a part of the Champions Run employee family in the years to come.

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Allison Boyd

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