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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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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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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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Featured aquatic terms

Crowd Control

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Giving directions or controlling the behavior of a large group of people at one time.

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Musculoskeletal

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The muscle and bone systems of the body.

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Clinical Death

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The exact point in time when the heart stops beating.

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