POOLaide Webinar: Making Aquatic Inservice Realistic: Foam & More!

POOLaide Webinar: Making Aquatic Inservice Realistic: Foam & More!


Presentation by Kelly Martinez, Lifeguards Love YouTube
Originally aired April 17, 2020

We owe it to our staff to prepare them for realistic situations. Did you know that foam is present during many drowning (submersion) rescues? Are your lifeguards prepared to deal with GROSS?  This session will include simple strategies using basic supplies from the grocery store to take your staff training to the next level. 

Kelly Martinez
Kelly has been an Aquatic Professional since 1992.  She is currently an Aquatic Recreation Coordinator III for the City of Phoenix, Arizona supervising 29 aquatic facilities and over 500 part-time pool managers, lifeguards, swim instructors and support staff.  Kelly is also the co-founder of the website, Lifeguards Love Youtube which is a video library and resource for aquatic professionals to supplement lifeguard training.

Kelly has been presenting nationally and internationally for over 15 years, challenging the status quo and questioning practices that are based on “this is how it has always been done.”  This mindset led her to audit everything and then strive to plug the holes. After conducting hundreds of audits, such as Mystery Shopper Audits, Shallow Water Blackout Audits, and Baby Manikin Drop Audits, she now enjoys sharing what she has learned to help eliminate drownings in lifeguarded facilities.

Mystery Shopping Victim School

Mystery Shopper EAP Form

Show Notes

00:00 early start with Katie Crysdale, Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd. 

30:08 Welcome

30:52 Introducing Kelly Martinez

33:50 Presentation   

Videos embedded in presentation are available at Lifeguards Love YouTube or are individually linked below.

40:25 Mystery shopper with drinking straw video

44:21 Guard scanning video

48:00 Over-prompting video

1:01:27 Prehospital Treatment of Drowning by Dr. Sempsrott video

1:01:35 Huntington Beach foam video

1:02:16 Asian beach drowning video

1:03:30 Child foaming on beach video

1:05:10 Thailand river drowning with vomit video

1:08:20 Syrian soldier agonal breathing video

1:09:55 Bondi Beach Rescue agonal breathing video (in chat box)

1:10:35 How to make a foaming manikin video - Part I
             How to make a foaming manikin video - Part II

1:13:22 Foaming in-water breathing video

1:14:34 Foaming in-water breathing video (Fizz & Sprite)

1:15:20 Kryolan foaming capsules video

1:19:35 Mechanism of injury video

1:28:00 End of Presentation

1:30:00 Q & A with Kelly

1:54:23 Wrap Up

Links/Sources Discussed 

Lifeguard Authority Facebook Group

Lifeguards Without Borders

A COVID Conversation with Dr. Justin Sempsrott (YouTube)

City of Halifax, Nova Scotia Layoff Announcement 

New York City Summer Pool Cancellation Announcement 

POOLaide Webinar: Teaching - Not Just at a Pool - Starting Your Side Gig

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Facebook page)  

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Newsletter Signup

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Instagram)

POOLaide Webinar Main Page

All previous POOLaide Webinar recordings (YouTube)

COVID on surfaces (New England Journal of Medicine) 

Aquatics Tribe (Facebook)

ALIVE Solutions Inc.

POOLaide Webinar: Aquatics on Instagram with Paul Macias

Lifeguards Love YouTube

POOLaide Webinar: Motivating your Aquatic Staff Team with Joey Rusnak

Swim Angelfish (website)

Swim Angelfish (Instagram)

Swim Angelfish Free Tutorials (YouTube)

**individual videos shown during webinar are listed above in show notes**

StarGuard ELITE

Starfish Aquatic Institute

National Recreation & Parks Association

NRPA Annual Conference

Dr. Sempsrott NDPA Keynote

25 x 12" Reusable Flexible Plastic Drinking Straws 

StarGuard Elite CAMP

International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)

Water Safety Products: Big Easy Trainer

Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)


Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Newsletter Signup

The Redwoods Group


For the complete POOLaide Webinars, please click here.



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