This title helps you identify programming and activities that will maximize people's experience at the beach! "Safer Beaches: Planning, Design, and Operation" offers a systematic, practical approach to planning, designing, renovating and operating all types of beaches. This authoritative reference covers the broad topics that beach managers, lifeguards, administrators and beach enthusiasts need to know, such as safety for non-swimming beaches and swimming beaches, water quality and beach maintenance, and funding. And it delves into the finer details that will help you balance safety and beachgoer's enjoyment. "Safer Beaches" provides something rarely found in other aquatic books: practices in beach management and protection. It uses a needs analysis approach to help you identify programming and activities that will maximize people's experience at the beach. It is also featured on Human Kinetics' Health & Fitness Blog.
Tom Griffiths has over 40 years of experience in aquatic safety and is now a leader in the field. He is the president and founder of the Aquatic Safety Research Group and served as the director of aquatics and safety officer for athletics at Penn State University for nearly 25 years. In 2000, Griffiths developed the Five Minute Scanning Strategy video that assists lifeguards in being more vigilant. The strategy is now required by all Pool Management Group, Star Guard, and Ellis & Associates Lifeguards. Griffiths has been published in over 300 scientific, professional and popular journals.
Chapter 1. Beach Types and Hazards; Chapter 2. Beach and Waterfront Funding; Chapter 3. Accessibility; Chapter 4. Liability and Risk Management; Chapter 5. Effective Signage: Educating and Warning the Public; Chapter 6. Non swimming Beach Safety; Chapter 7. Swimming Beach Safety; Chapter 8. Above Water Structure Safety; Chapter 9. Operational Considerations and Safety Strategies; Chapter 10. Water Quality and Beach Maintenance; Chapter 11. Safety Practices at Guarded Beaches; Chapter 12. United States Lifesaving Association and International Life Saving Federation.