This past fall Nova Southeastern University Aquatics participated and won the first ever City of Fort Lauderdale Lifeguard Competition. The competition was held at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic complex, home to International Swimming Hall of Fame. NSU Aquatics convincingly outperformed five other participating municipalities and YMCA lifeguard teams to be awarded the honor.
The competition consisted of a series of scenarios in which the teams had to respond appropriately to various emergencies. There were water and land-based emergencies varying from pump room accidents, active drownings, multi-victim rescues, CPR/AED response, as well as head, neck, and spinal injuries. NSU Aquatics had participated in many competitions before, only to come up just short on various occasions. But under the new direction of aquatic coordinator Rialto Heller and assistant director Austin Harris, they were finally able to win it all. The NSU Aquatics Institute prides itself in being a leader in aquatic education and the performance of their lifeguard team clearly exemplified the ideals instilled in each of their staff members to exceed industry standards.
The NSU Aquatics Institute is a leading industry provider of “training with excellence” for aquatic education and management. A catalogue of courses can be found at www.nsuaquatics.com For more information on the NSU Aquatics Institute please contact Austin Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.