Waterpark Shallow Water Attendant Training- Section 1

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—This course isintended to prepare students to,1. Successfully completethe American Red Cross Shallow Water Attendant/Lifeguard Certification course. 2. Prepare employees toprevent and respond to Aquatic emergencies in shallow water upto 4 feet deep,to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and preventdrownings and injuries in shallow water. 3. This self study is only intended to preparethe individual to successfully complete the American red cross Course and isnot a substitute or certification for the Shallow Water Attendant program. —This self studycovers,Section1- Rescue and Response—The professionallifeguard. —Injury prevention& facility safety—Patron surveillance —Emergency preparation.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A Shallow Water Attendant is

    • A.

      Certified to work in water depth 6 feet and under only

    • B.

      Can worn both shallow and deep water areas in a waterpark

    • C.

      Prepared to recognize and respond to Aquatic Emergencies in 4ft of water or less

    • D.

      Not Part of the safety team

    Correct Answer
    C. Prepared to recognize and respond to Aquatic Emergencies in 4ft of water or less
    Explanation
    A Shallow Water Attendant is prepared to recognize and respond to Aquatic Emergencies in 4ft of water or less. This means that they have the necessary training and skills to identify and handle emergencies that may occur in shallow water areas, ensuring the safety of individuals in those areas. They may not be certified to work in deeper water or be part of the safety team, but their primary focus is on responding to emergencies in shallow water environments.

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  • 2. 

    One of the primary responsibilities of a shallow water attendant is

    • A.

      To clean the tiles of the pool

    • B.

      Enforce facility rules consistently and politely

    • C.

      Be on stand only if a lifeguard calls in

    • D.

      Monitor the performance of others

    Correct Answer
    B. Enforce facility rules consistently and politely
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Enforce facility rules consistently and politely." This is because a shallow water attendant is responsible for ensuring that all individuals using the pool follow the rules and regulations of the facility. They must enforce these rules consistently to maintain a safe and orderly environment. Additionally, they must do so in a polite manner to provide good customer service and maintain a positive atmosphere for all pool users.

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  • 3. 

    What are the characteristics of a Active drowning Victim

    • A.

      Breathes rhythmically, horizontal, moves forward and is coordinated

    • B.

      Not breathing, no movement, face down or submerged

    • C.

      Struggles to breathe, cannot call for help, arms on the sides, vertical In the water

    • D.

      Might call for help, floats, vertical in water, no forward progress

    Correct Answer
    C. Struggles to breathe, cannot call for help, arms on the sides, vertical In the water
    Explanation
    The characteristics of an active drowning victim are struggling to breathe, being unable to call for help, having arms on the sides, and being in a vertical position in the water. This means that the person is in distress and is unable to keep themselves afloat or make any forward progress. They may be gasping for air and are unable to shout for assistance. Their body position in the water is vertical, indicating that they are struggling to stay afloat.

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  • 4. 

    During In service, you may,

    • A.

      Practice Cpr

    • B.

      Clean and Paint the Waterpark

    • C.

      Complete your 90 day review

    • D.

      In service is only for Supervisors

    Correct Answer
    A. Practice Cpr
    Explanation
    During in service, one of the activities that you may engage in is practicing CPR. This is an important skill to have, especially in environments such as a waterpark where accidents and emergencies can occur. By practicing CPR during in service, you can ensure that you are prepared and capable of providing life-saving assistance if the need arises.

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  • 5. 

    During a safety Inspection you find a piece of broken glass next to the lazy river. which of the following is True

    • A.

      Make a note of it and continue with your inspection

    • B.

      Keep an eye on the area throughout the day to make sure no one steps on the glass

    • C.

      Close the lazy river for the day

    • D.

      Remove all the glass and notify your supervisor

    Correct Answer
    D. Remove all the glass and notify your supervisor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to remove all the glass and notify your supervisor. This is the appropriate action to take in order to ensure the safety of the individuals using the lazy river. Leaving broken glass unattended can pose a risk of injury, so it is important to remove it promptly. Additionally, notifying your supervisor allows them to be aware of the situation and take any necessary further steps to address the issue.

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  • 6. 

    You see guests having a competition to see who can hold their breath the longest. You should,

    • A.

      Just watch them until it gets serious

    • B.

      Activate the EAP

    • C.

      Get their attention, explain why it is dangerous and suggest a safer behavior

    • D.

      Perform an active victim rear rescue

    Correct Answer
    C. Get their attention, explain why it is dangerous and suggest a safer behavior
    Explanation
    In this situation, the correct answer is to get their attention, explain why it is dangerous, and suggest a safer behavior. This is the most appropriate response because holding one's breath for an extended period can be risky and potentially lead to unconsciousness or other health complications. By explaining the dangers involved and suggesting a safer alternative, you can help prevent any potential harm to the guests.

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  • 7. 

    You can prevent most injuries by

    • A.

      Handing out rules flyers

    • B.

      Fixing pool umbrellas

    • C.

      Taking pool chemical readings

    • D.

      Inspecting the pools and play structures, closely observing swimmers and correcting unsafe behaviors

    Correct Answer
    D. Inspecting the pools and play structures, closely observing swimmers and correcting unsafe behaviors
    Explanation
    Inspecting the pools and play structures, closely observing swimmers, and correcting unsafe behaviors can prevent most injuries. By regularly inspecting the pools and play structures, any potential hazards or issues can be identified and addressed promptly. Close observation of swimmers allows for immediate intervention if any unsafe behaviors are noticed, preventing accidents from occurring. This proactive approach helps ensure a safe environment and reduces the risk of injuries.

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  • 8. 

    Effective surveillance is

    • A.

      Knowing the RID factor

    • B.

      Checking your area of responsibility, above, below and on the pool bottom

    • C.

      Getting consent

    • D.

      Watching the water

    Correct Answer
    B. Checking your area of responsibility, above, below and on the pool bottom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is checking your area of responsibility, above, below and on the pool bottom. This is because effective surveillance involves constantly monitoring and observing all areas of responsibility, including above and below the water surface as well as the pool bottom. By doing so, lifeguards can quickly identify any potential risks or emergencies and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of swimmers. Additionally, this comprehensive approach to surveillance helps to minimize the chances of missing any potential dangers or incidents.

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  • 9. 

    The RID factor stands for,

    • A.

      Failure to recognize, intrusion of other duties and distraction from guests or employees

    • B.

      Reach, intercept and destroy

    • C.

      Rescue tube, injury and diagnosis

    • D.

      Repetition, instruction and demonstration

    Correct Answer
    A. Failure to recognize, intrusion of other duties and distraction from guests or employees
    Explanation
    The RID factor stands for failure to recognize, intrusion of other duties, and distraction from guests or employees. This refers to the potential challenges or obstacles that can hinder a person's ability to perform their duties effectively. It highlights the importance of being aware of these factors and taking necessary measures to minimize their impact in order to ensure the smooth operation and safety of guests or employees.

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  • 10. 

    A man slips while running and bumps his head. you allow him to get up and continue swimming and a few minutes later he passes out. which legal issue is involved,

    • A.

      Refusal of care

    • B.

      Abandonment

    • C.

      A good Samaritan

    • D.

      Negligence

    Correct Answer
    D. Negligence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is negligence. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to another person. In this scenario, the person in charge allowed the man to continue swimming after he slipped and bumped his head, without properly assessing his condition or providing appropriate medical attention. This failure to exercise reasonable care can be considered negligent, as it potentially contributed to the man passing out later on.

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  • 11. 

    At the first sight of lightning and sound of thunder, you should, 

    • A.

      Wait until the sight of lightning and sound of thunder are below 5 seconds

    • B.

      Begin your emergency action plan for evacuating towers, pools and pool decks

    • C.

      Call EMS

    • D.

      Go on break

    Correct Answer
    B. Begin your emergency action plan for evacuating towers, pools and pool decks
    Explanation
    When lightning and thunder are observed, it is important to begin an emergency action plan for evacuating towers, pools, and pool decks. This is the correct answer because lightning poses a significant risk of electrocution and can strike objects or people in open areas. Therefore, it is crucial to take immediate action to ensure the safety of individuals in these areas by evacuating them to a safer location. Waiting for the lightning and thunder to be below 5 seconds or going on a break would not be appropriate responses in this situation. Calling EMS may be necessary if someone is injured, but the priority should be to evacuate the vulnerable areas first.

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  • 12. 

    A child is about to jump into the exit slide to wait for their parent, you should,

    • A.

      Get their attention, tell her she could get hurt and direct her to a safe area to wait

    • B.

      Call your supervisor

    • C.

      Allow them to wait in the slide as you don't think there is a big chance of her getting hurt

    • D.

      Perform the appropriate rescue

    Correct Answer
    A. Get their attention, tell her she could get hurt and direct her to a safe area to wait
    Explanation
    It is important to prioritize the safety of the child. Getting their attention and informing them about the potential danger of jumping into the exit slide is necessary. Additionally, directing them to a safe area to wait ensures their well-being while waiting for their parent. This response demonstrates responsible and proactive behavior in ensuring the child's safety.

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  • 13. 

    During in service you practice, recognizing an active drowning victim,calling EMS, getting witness statements and who evacuates the pools. This would be part of the,

    • A.

      Secondary assessment

    • B.

      Emergency action plan

    • C.

      Communication plan

    • D.

      Initial assesment

    Correct Answer
    B. Emergency action plan
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "emergency action plan". An emergency action plan is a set of procedures that outlines the steps to be taken in the event of an emergency. In this scenario, the actions mentioned such as recognizing an active drowning victim, calling EMS, getting witness statements, and evacuating the pools are all part of the emergency action plan. This plan ensures that everyone involved knows what to do in an emergency situation to ensure the safety and well-being of all individuals present.

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  • 14. 

    Zone coverage is

    • A.

      Standing as back up when another guard makes a rescue

    • B.

      Scanning a whole pool by yourself

    • C.

      Sharing clearly defined overlapping areas with other guards

    • D.

      Covering a sick employee on your day off

    Correct Answer
    C. Sharing clearly defined overlapping areas with other guards
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sharing clearly defined overlapping areas with other guards." This means that in zone coverage, multiple guards are responsible for specific areas of a certain zone, and their areas overlap with each other. They work together to ensure that all areas are covered and there are no gaps in surveillance. This allows for better coordination and efficiency in monitoring and responding to any potential issues or threats.

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  • 15. 

    You are guarding a busy play structure. which of the following would be a good choice to reduce injuries

    • A.

      Scan faster

    • B.

      Close the pool

    • C.

      Only pay attention to children climbing the play structure

    • D.

      Limit the number of people on the play structure at one time

    Correct Answer
    D. Limit the number of people on the play structure at one time
    Explanation
    To reduce injuries, limiting the number of people on the play structure at one time would be a good choice. By doing so, it ensures that there is enough space for each individual to safely navigate and play on the structure without overcrowding. This reduces the risk of collisions, falls, and other accidents that may occur when too many people are present. It allows for better supervision and control over the play area, making it easier to identify and address any potential hazards or unsafe behavior.

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  • 16. 

    The reason for rotating lifeguard stations is,

    • A.

      Periodic rotations with breaks help keep guards alert

    • B.

      To put the best guards in the toughest positions

    • C.

      Guards complain from working at the same spot everyday

    • D.

      Use the FIND model to make decisions

    Correct Answer
    A. Periodic rotations with breaks help keep guards alert
    Explanation
    Periodic rotations with breaks help keep guards alert because staying in the same position for an extended period of time can lead to complacency and decreased vigilance. By rotating the lifeguard stations, guards are given the opportunity to take breaks and rest, which allows them to recharge and maintain their focus and alertness. This ensures that they are able to effectively perform their duties and respond quickly to any emergencies that may arise.

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  • 17. 

    A child falls in to deep water and becomes distressed. you blow your whistle and extend your rescue tube. what is your NEXT step,

    • A.

      Interview witnesses

    • B.

      Call EMS

    • C.

      Pull the child to safety

    • D.

      Fill out an incident report

    Correct Answer
    C. Pull the child to safety
    Explanation
    In this situation, the next step would be to pull the child to safety. This is the most immediate and important action to take in order to ensure the child's well-being and prevent any further distress or harm. Interviewing witnesses, calling EMS, and filling out an incident report can be done after ensuring the child's safety.

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  • 18. 

    You are responsible for surveillance for the lazy river. To effectively scan you must

    • A.

      Move your eyes

    • B.

      Move your head

    • C.

      Move your head and your eyes

    • D.

      Move your head and your eyes in your while area of responsibility

    Correct Answer
    D. Move your head and your eyes in your while area of responsibility
    Explanation
    To effectively scan the lazy river, it is necessary to move both your head and your eyes. Moving only your eyes may limit your field of vision, while moving only your head may cause you to miss certain areas. By moving both your head and your eyes, you can ensure that you cover the entire area of responsibility and maintain a comprehensive surveillance.

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  • 19. 

    You see a tired,distressed swimmer in 4ft of water away from the pool edge. The most appropriate rescue would be,

    • A.

      Feet first surface dive

    • B.

      Walking assist

    • C.

      Swimming extension with rescue tube

    • D.

      Passive victim rear rescue

    Correct Answer
    C. Swimming extension with rescue tube
    Explanation
    The most appropriate rescue in this situation would be swimming extension with a rescue tube. This method allows the rescuer to reach the distressed swimmer safely without putting themselves at risk. The rescue tube provides buoyancy and support for both the rescuer and the victim, making it easier to bring them back to safety. Additionally, swimming is a more efficient and effective way to reach the distressed swimmer compared to walking or diving.

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  • 20. 

    You can become a professional lifeguard by

    • A.

      Staying away from alcohol and other drugs

    • B.

      Practicing your rescue skills

    • C.

      Politely and consistently enforcing the facility rules

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the above". To become a professional lifeguard, it is important to stay away from alcohol and other drugs as they can impair judgment and reaction time. Additionally, practicing rescue skills is crucial to ensure proficiency and readiness in emergency situations. Lastly, enforcing facility rules in a polite and consistent manner helps maintain a safe environment for everyone. By doing all of these, one can become a professional lifeguard.

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