Assuming Your Fish Can Swim

Conducting effective aquatics staff skills verification and in-service training is critical to risk management, yet these tasks can be daunting for directors and aquatics operators. The best way to know for sure if aquatics staff are ready to do their jobs is to get them in the water and see them demonstrate their skills—but operators often don't know what those skills are, how to assess them, or what in-service training should include. This webinar targets aquatics staff skills verification and in-service training—two of the most commonly missed ACA standards!  Learn specific training activities you can use at your pool or waterfront. 

Through this webinar, participants will learn:

  1. Why aquatics staff skills verification and in-service training are critical to risk management
  2. The importance for staff to physically demonstrate capacity to execute rescue skills
  3. Why looking up aquatics skills online is not the same as actually doing them in/on the water, and why this matters
  4. Be able to identify critical skills required for aquatics staff
  5. Training activities that they can implement at their own facilities (handout)
Diane Tyrrell, CCD


Single person access  

Price: $39 member; $74 nonmember

  • For You: To have instant access to the course use the "Purchase the Course for Yourself" button below
  • For Someone Other than You:  Please contact us.

Subscription access

Purchase access for multiple persons 

Price: $65 member; $150 nonmember for bundle of 10 learners

Please note the following for subscription access:  

  • Your staff will self-enroll into course with an enrollment key we provide.
  • Your staff may complete the program at their convenience. 

Bundles for alternate numbers of learners may also be accommodated, contact us.

Presenter Bio(s)

Diane Tyrrell, CCD has over 30 years of experience and an extensive background in water safety, paddle sports, and aquatics risk management. With 20 years of experience in the camp and youth development field, she is widely recognized as an expert on aquatics risk management. She has been a speaker at multiple American Camp Association national and regional conferences. Diane maintains various Instructor Trainer level certifications and has worked with camps, municipalities, universities, and various youth organizations, including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, 4-H, and Special Olympics.  Diane is the author of the book 101 Games & Activities for Canoes & Kayaks, contributed content to the American Red Cross Small Craft Safety and Lifeguard Management training curriculums, and provided content for the book Camp Waterfront Management by Cathy Scheder.  Diane is the Director of Camp Motorsport and CEO of Frog Pond Aquatics, which offers certification training, management consulting, and risk assessment services.