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Abstract

Legislation dealing with lifeguards can have a major impact on all aspects of aquatic safety, including employers and employees, certifying organizations, local authorities and swimmers. The purpose of the present study was to critically evaluate legislation in Greece related to lifeguarding. Results show that although lifeguarding is by law mandatory, changes need to be made to focus on training and examination standards, the name and meaning of the lifeguard qualification, and the establishment and operation of lifeguard agencies and aquatic facilities.

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