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Lifeguard Golden Backboard Award

posted Aug 15, 2018, 3:13 PM by Rey Aguilar
Congratulations to our 2018 recipients of the first annual Golden Backboard award. Cath
e
rine and Ashlyn  have both been valuable members of our 
safety 
staff for 
over four years 
at Dads. 

The Golden Backboard is an award to be given at the end of the summer to two members of the safety team who exemplified Red Cross standards in preforming their day to day responsibilities and 
who 
win our final summer
 
challenge. The challenge is to respond to a simulated submerged drowning victim in deep water
.
 
In the simulation the
 victim has a spinal injury and 
goal is to complete the
 rescue maintain
ing
 spine
 stabilization, plac
ing
 the victim on a backboard, and extricat
ing
 the victim without causing further injury
. Catherine and Ashlyn demonstrated real "girl power" as they pulled the victim from the bottom of the deep end and out of the pool faster than the other teams.
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