Running in Water
Zero-depth entry pools provide unique challenges for lifeguards
We've all seen Baywatch, and marveled at the physiques of the men and women lifeguards for the show. Obviously, these are Hollywood actors, but anyone who has spent time around a waterpark or ocean realize that the depictions of Lifeguards as fit and sound are not fiction. Lifeguards have to take physical fitness seriously, but also need to be mentally acute and aware of their surroundings. This post from Aquatics International presents some Lifeguard training drills that simulate real-life distress situations. A zero depth entry pool is very helpful in creating these situations, but these drills help keep the people that are guarding your safety while around the pool or beach sharp as a tack.
Here is an excerpt from the post: