Increase the required training for lifeguards

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The leading cause of death among children in from unintentional accidents, which includes drowning. And the fact of the matter is that sixty percent of these deaths happen while a lifeguard is on duty. Although it is not inherently the lifeguard's fault because it's possible for a guard to do everything correctly but still have an unfavorable outcome, but the root of the problem is the lack of training around these lifeguards. In actuality, it was found that most of the guards had trouble even spotting a guest in distress (GID). If programs can focus more on the scanning training, they will have more of a success rate when saving GIDS. According to Foundation of Aquatic Injury Prevention (FAIP) ninety-two percent of children spotted within two minutes will survive a drowning compared to the fourteen percent of children who are spotted within ten minutes. So if training programs focused more on the scanning process and then capitalized on their lifesaving skills to make sure this small percentage has a better chance of survival, hopefully we can ensure that those unintentional deaths will decrease.

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