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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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Coccyx

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

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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

Spine

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A column of 33 vertebrae that extend from the base of the head to the tip of the coccyx (tailbone).

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Two-lifeguard Rescue

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When two lifeguards work together, combining the front drive and the rear huggie into a "sandwich," to obtain a larger degree of control over difficult guests.

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Emergency Action System (EAS)

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The integration of all the people, equipment and plans involved in dealing with an emergency, such as aquatic staff, EMS response team, bystanders, facility administrators, etc.

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