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  • Getting Current:ONE

    Every year, rip currents kill more people than hurricanes, fires and sharks. Yet a serious disconnect exists between rip current research, identification, human behavior and warnings.

  • Rut-Busters

    The easiest thing about working out is how easy it is to get bored. Repetitive workouts such as following the same cardio and strength routines, the same swim patterns or the same yoga class, can bore the mind and also become less stimulating, and therefo

  • Starting a Movement

    Cynthia Bialek has worked for years translating yoga into an aquatic environment.

  • Getting in the Act

    As warm weather approaches, it’s time to think about opening your swimming pool for the season.

  • Regaining Balance

    Getting your water quality up to snuff after a winter shutdown takes quite a bit more than unlocking the gate and throwing the switch

  • Ready to Serve

    As operators prepare to open for a new season, many are wondering

  • No Way Out

    I was sitting in my office when a lap swimmer knocked on the door

  • Explosive Consequences

    The Gypsum Recreation Center had been open for 1 1/2 years, and it was time to drain the swimming pool for cleaning and maintenance

  • Lost in Translation

    Finding qualified lifeguards is one of the biggest challenges to running a safe facility

  • Risk Takers

    All lifeguards are taught victim recognition and effective scanning