Aquatics Supervision Chart

This sheet is a quick reference guide to help camps determine what aquatics personnel are needed. See the individual standards for information on the specific requirements.

+ signifies that along with the required certification, this person must have documentation of verification of rescue and emergency skills and training for the location and activity.

 
Overall aquatics supervisor
On duty at each aquatics area
(whether at camp, away from camp, or at staffed public facility)
Lookouts
(if used)
First Aid/ CPR
Recreational Swimming
Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, Boating Instructor OR Boating Instructor Trainer; AND training in aquatics management or supervisory experience at similar aquatic area; AND at least 21years old.
(PA-1)
Lifeguard+ OR advise user groups in writing to provide such a person
(*PA-14 and PA-15)
(*PA-16 for staff)
Trained and skills demon-
strated
(PA-3)
On duty and accessible
(*PA-17, *PA-23, *PA-30, *HW-1)
Instructional Swimming
Swim Instructor AND Lifeguard+ OR
advise user groups in writing to provide such a person
(*PA-19)
Recreational Boating
For campers or youth groups, provide Instructor rating+ in appropriate craft OR Lifeguard+ OR advise group in writing to provide such a person
(*PA-20, PA-21)
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For all-adult groups, families, and staff, Instructor rating+ in appropriate craft OR Lifeguard+  OR the group must be instructed on use of PFDs, safety regulations, and a checkout system
(*PA-22)
Instructional Boating
Instructor rating+ in appropriate craft OR documented craft instructional experience AND a Lifeguard+ OR advise user groups in writing to provide such a person
(PA-27)
Trip Swimming
Lifeguard+ OR Instructor rating+ in appropriate craft  AND use of PFDs
OR  other acceptable certification+ AND use of PFDs
(*PT-2)
 
Trip Boating
Instructor rating+ in appropriate craft OR Lifeguard+ OR other acceptable certification+
(*PT-2)