The instructor guide for the Starfish Aquatics StarGuard lifeguard training course gives you the skills and guidelines you need in order to be a proficient course facilitator. The instructor guide first describes techniques that have proved effective for teaching adult learners, with helpful tips for class organization and management. It presents course and instructor guidelines, with instructions for awarding certification and the requirements for becoming a StarGuard instructor. Finally, it provides you with lesson plans for each class session and interactive activities that will keep your students involved and interested.
With the combination of a well-thought-out curriculum and a learner-centered teaching approach, the instructor guide for the Starfish Aquatics StarGuard lifeguard training course will help you impart the knowledge and skills that your students need in order to become competent, confident lifeguards.
About the Author
Jill E. White founded the Starfish Aquatics Institute in 2000 with the mission to reduce drowning and save lives by providing reputable, responsive aquatic safety training programs to the public. In 2005 she was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Aquatics by Aquatics International magazine, and she has appeared on the US Water Fitness Association’s Who’s Who in Aquatics: Top 100 Professionals list for the past four years.
In the past, White has authored textbooks on lifeguarding, lifeguarding instruction, and swim instruction for the National Safety Council, Jeff Ellis & Associates, and the American Safety & Health Institute. She has firsthand experience in training, supervising, and managing lifeguards and has taught thousands of lifeguards and hundreds of lifeguarding instructors. She has presented educational sessions at conferences for the National Recreation and Park Association; World Waterpark Association; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Athletic Business Conference; and numerous state and regional events.
White enjoys reading, hiking, and aquatic sports. She lives in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband, Robbin.