More stories about Feature

  • Healing Waters

    The concept of aquatic therapy is as old as the earliest recorded history, making the last quarter century nothing but blink of an eye. But what a blink.

  • In the First Person: Changing with the Times

    Clayton D. Shuck of South Suburban Parks and Recreation shares his lifeguarding experiences.

  • The Rise of RWIs

    In the summer of 1988 — the year Aquatics International first went to press — 44 people who had visited a Los Angeles swimming pool were afflicted with a gastrointestinal illness characterized by watery diarrhea, severe cramps and fever.

  • In the First Person: Keeping Pools Safe

    I was a pool technician at 14 years old and a lifeguard at 15.

  • Restored to Life

    Operators are holding facilities together with the barest resources. It’s time to rebuild, renew and redefine aquatics for the new economy.

  • Full Access?

    It was good news for the aquatics industry when the U.S. Department of Justice ruled to allow portable pool lifts this spring, but that turnaround represents only a fraction of the most recent Americans with Disabilities Act requirements

  • Pushing for Gold 

    Between training for Olympic trials, a recent engagement to fellow swimmer Dominik Meichtry, and activity in water conservation campaigns, 25-year old Jessica Hardy has her hands full.

  • Dangerous Maneuvers

    Chances are, you’ve heard of the Heimlich maneuver. Since Dr. Henry Heimlich first introduced it in 1974, the abdominal thrust technique known as the “Heimlich maneuver” has become part of the popular lexicon, synonymous with saving lives.

  • Research Roundup

    Here’s a look at what a variety of journals have published in relation to using the Heimlich maneuver in drowning rescues.

  • Drained!

    It was May 2011, and the pool season was about to begin.Aquatics facility operators across the country were in high gear, preparing to open seasonal pools in time for summer.