POOLaide Webinar: TikTok & Aquatics - Making Lifeguarding Cool Again

Darcy Bainbridge
March 31, 2021

Darcy Bainbridge currently works as an Aquatic Specialist at the YMCA of Three Rivers in Southern Ontario, and has worked in aquatics at a variety of non-profit and publicly funded facilities over the last ten years. She holds a degree in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University, and is currently studying Advertising and Marketing Communications at Algonquin College.

Darcy has taken an outside-the-box approach to promoting lifeguarding by posting videos on TikTok, where she has grown the YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo TikTok account to over 6000 followers.  


People who think it’s effective to teach swimming lessons without getting their hair wet 🤡 ##iykyk ##lifeguardcheck ##swiminstructorlife

♬ original sound - Brooke Averick 

Show Notes 

Powerpoint Slides

00:00 Early start with Katie Crysdale

15:40 Welcome

17:04 Presentation

1:43:18 Q & A


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