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Aquatic Administration and Supervision Certification, Drew Michael McWeeney
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As a recognized scholar on aquatics and water safety, I help both facilities and lifeguards in areas ranging from the training, evaluation, and auditing of lifeguards to cutting
edge aquatic program development, and facility management.

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  • Current waterfront lifeguard
  • Five years of lifeguard experience in both pool and waterfront settings
  • One year experience as an aquatic director
  • Five years as a water safety instructor who created a independent swimming program from scratch used in various Connecticut facilities
  • Newly-instated lifeguard instructor and supervisor

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What separates me from the others, you might ask? The answer is simple:
I have the solutions and tools you need because I am currently working in the field as a lifeguard and supervisor, aquatic administrator, and aquatics instructor.
People want real-life experience from people not out-of-touch with the field or profession, right?

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My consulting offers onsite group training and provides American Red Cross certification.
The American Red Cross is the leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training.
My broad portfolio includes the following training:

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First Aid, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer
Lifeguarding
Shallow Water Lifeguarding
Waterfront Lifeguarding
Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding
Waterpark Lifeguarding
Water Safety Instructor Certification
Any aquatic training re-certification and/or review course and/or bridge course
Water Safety for Public Personnel
Water Safety for the Public
Safety Training for Swim Coaches

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Click on a course above to view its information. The course descriptions and informations come from the American Red Cross website.
I teach each course completely different than what the American Red Cross expects. Therefore, note that each course’s information is a baseline of that American Red Cross program.
My consulting and teachings are done each summer (from the first day of May until the first Monday of September).

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For the lifeguard management course, contact me directly for information. This course is designed for lifeguards that will hold or are currently holding any supervisory role at their facility. It is state-mandated that all lifeguards holding supervisory roles must hold lifeguard management certification. This course will also train facility and aquatic directors in the basics of facility safety, water and risk management (View CT citation here).

This course covers the following topics:

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  • The science (theories) and application (structure) of aquatic safety teams, lifeguards and lifeguard supervision
  • The processes of interviewing, selecting and hiring aquatic safety teams and lifeguards
  • Implementing injury-prevention strategies
  • The science (theories) and application (structure and methods) of creating, crafting, and implementing effective facility Emergency Action Plans
  • Planning and implementing employee orientations and training sessions
  • Planning and implementing in-service sessions
  • Professionalism and conduct in aquatic supervisory roles
  • Health risks, hazardous material management and implementing workplace safety
  • Communicating procedures with public patrons and staff members
  • Creating and enforcing facility rules
  • The handling of public and patron problem-behaviors and how to implement conflict-solution practices
  • Understanding cultural diversity and practices for establishing positive relationships with patron groups
  • Working with and understanding patrons with disabilities
  • Aquatic and facility policies, legal considerations and (Connecticut) Law
  • Theories of supervisions, evaluating and testing employee performance
  • Creating and implementing employee evaluations, supervisions, and remediation strategies
  • State auditing procedures and expectations
  • Water quality and facility care
  • Facility equipment maintenance and conducting safety checks
  • Theories of, creating and implementing facility swim testing systems
  • Systems for reporting emergencies with the state and holding debriefing sessions 
  • Practices for maintaining clean water and ensuring it runs effectively
  • Recruitment and goal setting
  • Aquatic program reviews

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I offer two “solutions for the connected learner” (learning that I can provide):

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  1. On-Site Training that is held at your location and at your convenience.
  2. Blended Learning that is held both online and in-person for ease and convenience. Courses that require physical skills practice are offered in a blended learning format in which information is taught online and the skills are practiced in your classroom setting.

.If you do not have a location to hold your training(s), fear nothing because we can hold training(s) at my current training facility.

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I find that an outside evaluator can provide key insight into growth. I want to be YOUR outside evaluator.
Therefore, if you decide to pursue any training option with me, your facility safety, pool, and risk management training sessions are free of charge and unlimited for life!
Please contact me to negotiate pricings. I want to be affordable while at the same time, upholding my expertise and value.

Whether you need training for a small group of staff, large group training across multiple locations, or for whatever you need, I provide flexibility and convenience to meet your needs.
I would love to meet and talk with you to discuss how my services can be beneficial in helping you obtain your overall goals that you envision.

My experiences, coupled with the ability to “make you happy,” allow me to offer you a variety of opportunities that are unmatched in content, approach, and quality.
Facilities and aquatic workers must find meaning in purpose in professional development, otherwise you waste time and quality.

Contact me now to set up a plan on what you need to succeed, or if you have questions about anything regarding what you have read here.
It is important that we work together to give you what you need. That is how I achieve lifetime success. Use the complementary form below to get started.
I will then be in contact with you within 2-3 hours guarenteed.

From my sought-after hands-on workshops, training, courses, and programs, I promise to design your professional development plan with you.
We can work together to facilitate facility and aquatic staff growth to improve lives.

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