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  • Required Reading

    Thousands of dollars are spent annually on the writing and updating of employee manuals, handbooks, brochures and guides.

  • New Material

    One of the fastest-growing trends in indoor pool ventilation is fabric air dispersion, or ductwork, as an alternative to conventional metal.

  • Fun Factor

    Imagine a day when your aquatics staff is not only enthusiastically attending in-service trainings, but also contributing ideas about content and structure.

  • A Healthy Relationship

    As a health inspector, I come at the issue of pool operations from a different perspective than many other aquatics professionals. Some operators may view me as the “bad cop,” someone who makes doing their jobs that much harder.

  • Pattern Treatments

    In the early 1950s, physicians and therapists were scrambling to find treatments that might work for a new crop of polio patients.

  • Watered Down: TWO

    Many aquatics professionals are hearing reports about swim meets where athletes have to queue up in the hallway because the natatorium air is too polluted to breathe.

  • Resistance Is Not Futile

    The pool is a perfect place to perform progressive resistance exercise (PRE) or strength training during early rehab.

  • Safety Check

    With everything from hazardous chemicals to heavy equipment, aquatics facilities are a potential land mine for risk managers.

  • Season Openers

    With summer right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to begin thinking about lifeguard preparations for the upcoming season.

  • Ready for Your Close Up?

    When it comes to marketing ideas, most aquatics professionals are the equivalent of a fish out of water: They’d rather be in the water than talk about it.