More stories about Management

  • Going in Depth 

    In my years as an operator, one of the most difficult skills to master has been the art of delegating tasks

  • Going Blind 

    It’s the start of the season. Your guards are ready to go!  Skills are sharp

  • Power to the People 

    For a little over a year now, I’ve been working as the aquatics director for a new community natatorium at a high school. 

  • Bad Reports

    Everyone has left for the day and you are doing the last of the paperwork and filing.

  • Fun Factor

    Welcome to the mid-season hump.

  • Beating Traffic

    Our facility is the largest aquatics facility in North Carolina with 72,000 square feet and 1.1 million gallons of water covering three pools. It also boasts a classroom, conference area, stadium seating and a dry-land workout space.

  • Opening Up

    If you’re a seasonal aquatics operator, opening day is probably only a few weeks away; and for many in the industry that opening day may be as stress-inducing as the first day of classes is for most high school or college freshmen.

  • Staying on Schedule

    Perhaps one of the most important and least enjoyable responsibilities in aquatics management is developing the weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.

  • Hometown Heroes

    Five years ago, the local Red Cross asked me to assist a lifeguard class with a special focus

  • Things to Think About Now

    Fall is the time of the year that operational budgets should be completed for the upcoming year