Mentally Rescue Ready: Short Video for Lifeguards


When we talk about a lifeguard being rescue ready, we often focus on the physical aspects, such as their uniform and equipment. In this video, we discuss the importance of lifeguards being in the right mindset each and every time they walk on the pool deck or waterfront.

We encourage you to use this in your next staff meeting or send it out to your staff ahead of their next shift. We have also included 2-3 discussion questions below to facilitate conversation about how to apply the topic to guards’ everyday work.

Discussion Questions 

  • What does being mentally rescue ready mean to you?
  • How do you get mentally rescue ready ahead of a shift?
  • If during a shift, you become not mentally rescue ready, what techniques and strategies can you use to get back into the zone?