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

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

Part I

Part II

Presentation by Ben Zimmerman, ABC first aid + aquatics
Originally aired April 15, 2020

Many aquatic staff are accomplished teachers and leadership instructors, but they only think to use those skills at the pool. With the economic recession from COVID-19 coming, there's no better time to start a side gig using your aquatic skills. Learn from someone who captured untapped audiences and built a successful and sustainable business. 

Powerpoint Slides

Ben Zimmerman
Ben has 10+ years of aquatic and first aid experience in various roles. In 2014 Ben created his own company to put his passion into action. Ben is a leadership instructor with Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation. From Swim Lessons, National Lifeguard Courses, First Aid and CPR Courses , Basic Life Support, Workshops, Workplace Training and more, Ben is always advancing his knowledge and certifications. Ben is in the final stage of becoming an Instructor Trainer. 

Show Notes

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

27:57 Welcome

30:01 Introducing Ben Zimmerman, ABC first aid + aquatics

30:26 Presentation

1:20:44 End of Presentation

1:22:17 Q & A with Ben

Part II

00:00 Q & A with Ben continued


Links/Sources Discussed 

ABC first aid + aquatics (website)

ABC first aid + aquatics (Instagram)

ABC first aid + aquatics (Facebook)

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Registering a Corporation (Canada)

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Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Facebook)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Instagram)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants email newsletter signup

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NPR's How I Built This (podcast)

The Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher (podcast)

All previous POOLaide Webinar recordings (YouTube)

POOLaide Webinar Main Page 

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All CEU information for the POOLaide Webinars

Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA)

Lifesaving Society of Alberta & NWT Insurance  - bottom of page 

Lifesaving Society of British Columbia Insurance

Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) member insurance benefit

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