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  • Cover Flow

    Lately, it seems the only news we hear involving facility construction and aquatics management relates to the enactment and enforcement of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • 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.”