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GLOS·SA·RY

Sprain

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Tearing of ligaments from muscles.

Squeeze Play

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A technique similar to the vice grip, used to stabilize a standing or sitting guest who is displaying the signs and symptoms of a spinal injury.

Standard of Care

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The skills and care which would normally be known and done by others working as lifeguards.

Strain

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Tearing of tendons or muscle.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

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This indicates the level of protection a sunscreen product gives from ultraviolet rays.

Thoracic

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The middle back area.

Trough

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The low part between two waves.

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.

Ultra Violent Rays (UV)

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A type of radiation from the sun that produces harmful effects on the body, such as skin cancer.

Variance

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Written approval to modify any National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Training Program or Ellis & Associates, Inc. policy or procedure.