More stories about Department

  • 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

  • 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.