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  • Access for All

    With the recent spate of government regulations and codes — VGB, ADA, MAHC, ISPSC — the aquatics industry has just about had it with the feds.

  • Science Fiction 

    I’m what you might call a science geek. I DVR’d the entire Fabric of the Cosmos series on “Nova.

  • Come Together

    Typically, journalists are skeptics by nature

  • Work With Red Cross

    The American Red Cross has been put through the wringer in the past few months for its initial decision to change — and, in many cases, dramatically raise — pricing for its learn-to-swim programs

  • Changing Red Cross 

    The American Red Cross is making a number of changes to update its health and safety offerings, and to transform its aquatics and other life-saving programs to deliver stronger courses more consistently across the country.

  • Worth 1,000 Words

    Turns out what they say about pictures is true

  • Four for the Future

    Last year, I went out on a limb and made predictions about important trends that would shape 2011 for aquatics.

  • End the Cliffhangers

    What is it about the federal government and its determination to throw aquatics a curveball just prior to the opening weekend of swim season? Last year, it was the confounding, confusing recall of drain covers that forced many facilities to remain closed and cost the industry still more money to...

  • Goodbye, Hello

    I’ve written a lot of columns in my nearly 10 years as editor of

  • Built on Evidence

    The goal of the Model Aquatic Health Code is to codify scientifically proven data in the aquatics industry.