Waterpark Shallow Water Attendant Training- Section 1

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—This course is intended to prepare students to, 1. Successfully complete the American Red Cross Shallow Water Attendant/Lifeguard Certification course. 2. Prepare employees to prevent and respond to Aquatic emergencies in shallow water upto 4 feet deep, to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries in shallow water. 3. This self study is only intended to prepare the individual to successfully complete the American red cross Course and is not a substitute or certification for the Shallow Water Attendant program. —This self study covers, Section 1- Rescue and Response —The professional lifeguard. —Injury prevention & facility safety —Patron surveillance —Emergency preparation. Section


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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