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  • Profiles in Reinvention

    Mobilizing a grand project such as a new swimming pool in a small town like Pittsfield, Maine, requires a citizens’ grass-roots effort.

  • Profiles in Reinvention

    The following facilities got creative to ensure that their communities' aquatic needs were met — while staying mindful of budgets and other vital concerns:

  • Profiles in Reinvention

    When the county of Spartanburg, S.C., passed a local hospitality tax for the purpose of building more recreation for its residents, the city of Duncan jumped on board. It secured a note to finance an aquatics center and citizens embraced the idea immediately

  • Green Solutions

    On practically a daily basis during summer 2003, major newspapers in California carried articles citing closures of public swimming pools due to an inability to afford the utility costs, or justify keeping pools open.

  • The Mother of Invention

    People of a certain age will get a jolt of nostalgia when they read these next three words: “School House Rock.

  • Hitting the Mark

    We can always tell when an aquatics operator was not involved in the materials we get requesting our services.

  • Angels and Demons

    I’d been in aquatics for what I considered to be a long time and had just taken a job at a great new facility

  • Buzz: Tough Times for Several Older Waterparks

    The pressure to compete is tough and several well-established waterparks are struggling.

  • Keep ’Em Open

    Several communities facing budget cuts found strategies to maintain aquatic operations last summer.

  • Penn State Welcomes Griffiths’ Replacement

    Shawn DeRosa, JD, has replaced industry veteran Tom Griffiths as manager of aquatic facilities at Penn State University in State College, Pa.