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Basic Water Rescue Training Online

Basic Water Rescue Training Online

In this article you will learn various types of lifeguard rescues and swift water rescue and recovery. The information in this water rescue article does NOT replace professional water rescue training.  Treat it as water rescue guidelines or as water rescue training drills to use for any water rescue training situation such as: Flood water […]

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Cold Water Survival, Rescue, and First Aid

In this article, you will learn how to survive cold water. It covers prevention and specific action steps for surviving cold water once immersed. There is also information on cold water rescue and first aid for common cold water illnesses. Although the focus is on cold water survival, a lot of this information applies to […]

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How to Survive a Rip Current

In this post, you will learn how to survive a rip current. It explains how to identify a rip current and what to do to get out of one. You will also learn the difference between tides and currents and how to use them in water survival. Contents Tides and Currents Tides Currents How to […]

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Safe River Crossing Techniques

Learn about wading, swimming, and other safe river crossing techniques. This post also includes ways to cross a river with rope or an improvised raft. You will also learn how to cross bogs, swamps, marches, quicksand, and more. When crossing a body of water with no bridge you need to use safe river fording techniques. […]

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Swimming in Waves – Wave Identification and Swimming Techniques

Learn how to swim in the ocean waves and how to identify different types of waves. Knowing how to identify and use them to your advantage makes swimming in waves much safer. You will also discover why waves break. Contents Why do waves break? Spilling Waves Plunging Waves Surging Waves Riding Waves to Shore Large […]

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White Water Swimming Skills

If you are into white water rafting safety, open water swimming, and other white water adventures, this article is for you. In it, you will learn white water swimming skills and how to overcome swift water obstacles. If possible, it is best to practice these techniques in a controlled environment. Use a white water park […]

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Safe Water Entries – Water Safety Training

These safe water entries are for use in the pool or open water. Include them in your personal training and/or group water safety classes. You can also adapt them for basic water rescue techniques. When practicing pool or open water swimming safety, be sure to follow all water safety rules. Having a water safety instructor […]

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How to Tread Water for Long Periods of Time

Learning how to tread water for long periods of time is a very important water survival skill to have. In this article, you will first learn how to tread water for beginners. You will then advance to learning how to tread water without hands and how to tread water for 10 minutes or more. Treading […]

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