Glos·sa·ry

A list of generally uncommon words with their definitions.

We have put together a glossary of terms from the aquatics industry. Use this glossary as a resource for learning or just to refresh your memory. The search area below will allow you to find out more information about a process, piece of equipment and more!

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Dehydration

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Loss of water in the body.

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Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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A device that analyzes the heart's rhythm and signals the need to administer an electric shock (defibrillation) to a patient in cardiac arrest.

Coccyx

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The tailbone and last 3 to 4 vertebrae of the spine.

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Seizure

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Sudden involuntary changes in the activity level of the brain cells usually due to disease, trauma or overdose / chemical reactions.

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CRP)

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A combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing used to help sustain oxygen to the brain via the lungs until EMS arrives. It is used for someone who is not breathing and does not have a pulse.

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Feet First Surface Dive

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A method of propelling the body toward the bottom, feet first, by pushing the water upward with the arms.

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