As the summer progresses, it is extremely important that lifeguards are continuously vigilant and aggressively scanning the water at all times. Administering frequent, unannounced drills at your pool will train and prepare guards to take action as soon as they see something that 'doesn't look right'—whether or not it turns out to be an emergency. It will also help you assess optimal lifeguard positioning and identify blind spots.
By implementing a Daily Testing and Remediation Observation Program (DROP drills), you can simulate for guards what a rescue and emergency response will look like. Below are the steps to take in order to implement an effective DROP drill: