More stories about Department

  • Pain Relief

    Symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), a condition characterized by chronic and often debilitating pain of muscles and fibrous tissues, may be eased by regular participation in aquatic exercise

  • Pool of Experts

    More than 70 years after Joseph Pilates introduced his revolutionary exercise ideas to the world, clinicians began to wonder if those ideas wouldn’t translate nicely into the water.

  • Piecing it Together

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative.

  • Rain, Rain Go Away

    In 2008, I took on the role of a county aquatics program coordinator at the beginning of the summer.

  • Just the Facts

    This is the time of year when many operators find time to review and make changes to important forms. These forms need to be reviewed and updated at least yearly, whether for the insurance company, legal counsel or yourself.

  • Taken for a Ride

    Several years ago at my first ?real? manager position with a municipal year-round facility, I was planning to take a short vacation

  • Bragging Rights

    I believe that drowning, in most circumstances, is a preventable tragedy. While other experts have made this statement, few have ever accomplished or proven it.

  • Good Circulation

    Dirt, leaves and algae in a pool?s corners will create persistent problems. Eliminating these ?dead spots? requires a properly functioning circulation system that redistributes debris between the strainer and the filter.

  • On the Job Training

    Aquatics managers are faced with the responsibility to ensure their lifeguards are trained to the highest standards, and training those staffers isn?t getting any easier

  • On-Shift Training Ideas

    Monitor the lifeguard?s scanning time and give spontaneous feedback