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  • Checking Into Pre-hab

    Working in the water with elderly clients, whether for rehabilitation, wellness or ?pre-habilitation,? has shown me that these most fragile members of our population need and deserve to work with well-trained aquatic therapists.

  • Trust Falls

    For many people, falls are a constant threat. And because of this looming concern, people rein in their movements. They stop risking normal tasks such as climbing the stairs, or walking down a steep driveway, or picking up items off the floor.

  • TECH TALK

    Advances in aquatic equipment promise to reduce costs and increase operators’ peace of mind.

  • Elements of the Berg Balance Test

  • Reaching a Higher Level

    Lifeguard in-service training programs not only can improve emergency preparedness, but also facilitate individual employee development into contributing members of the community.

  • A Tale of Two Markets

    I entered the aquatics industry more than 18 years ago, and the majority of my experience has taken place in the commercial pool market.

  • Coming to a Head

    Back when I was an aquatics director at a special recreation district in Colorado, I operated two indoor and three outdoor pools.

  • Competitive Advantage

    As many operators quickly learn, in-service training sessions can be difficult. Sometimes the staff is not paying attention or is not too thrilled to be there.

  • Caught in the Act

    You’ve spent countless hours attending to the needs of your patrons — ensuring good times as they careen down huge water slides, splash in gigantic wave pools or methodically execute their workouts.

  • Finding Balance

    Imagine London, circa 1950