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Lifeguard Tips | Lifeguard Whistle Incentive Program

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Lifeguard Whistles and Hip Pack Water Safety Products

The lifeguard whistle program is a easy to implement incentive plan that excites, motivates, and empowers lifeguards. In essence, whistles of a specific color are awarded to staff based on various criteria and achievements. Our friends at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay have given us permission to share their rules for such a program. Feel free to use these rules, or create your own rules to create a similar program.

The following are assigned based on tenure:

  • Yellow – Training (or Replacement of lost whistle)
  • Green – First Year Lifeguard
  • Red – Returning Lifeguard
  • Blue – Leadership Lifeguard

The following are awarded based on various service:

  • Black – First rescue of the season
  • White – Three rescues in one day (Hat Trick)
  • Neon Green – Work two of the four summer holidays (Memorial, Fathers, 4th of July, Labor Day)
  • Neon Yellow – Receives an “Exceed” rating on an audit
  • Orange – Positive guest comment (formal documentation from guest)
  • Gold – 300 hours of service for the summer
  • Pink – Provided service in a major incident
  • Purple – Assistant Manager Award (given at discretion of Assistant Manager)
  • Silver – Manager Award (given at discretion of Manager)

Lifeguard Whistle Incntive Water Safety Products

Want to begin your own lifeguard whistle program? Check out all of our whistles and lanyards on our online store for lifeguards here: