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  • Tools of the Trade

    Kickboards and peanuts can be used for so much more than swim training.

  • False Alarm

    It was the middle of summer season, and our swim lesson program was in full swing

  • Drill, Baby, Dril

    Winter is an excellent season to polish lifeguarding skills and to brush up on some of the more challenging aspects of the job.

  • Rosy Future

    Our environment is changing! No, I am not espousing (nor denying) global warming. I’m speaking of the business environment for commercial pools.

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    In an age of constant communication, when e-mail and texting have the nation all a-Twitter, communication with members and guests continues to be an area that needs the most improvement. For the most part, the age group that safeguards the guests at…

  • Hitting the Mark

    We can always tell when an aquatics operator was not involved in the materials we get requesting our services.

  • Home Made

    As the end of summer approached, the prospect of filling the indoor pool weekday lifeguard shifts from 5 a.m until 4 p.m. loomed like a harbinger of doom.

  • Going Deep

    Deep-water exercise has been well-documented as a viable alternative to shallow-water and land-based fitness training.

  • Balance of Power

    What we generally refer to today as the “core,” Joseph Pilates called the “powerhouse.”

  • Angels and Demons

    I’d been in aquatics for what I considered to be a long time and had just taken a job at a great new facility