March 2009 Table of Contents

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Crisis Mismanagement Editor's Desk Crisis Mismanagement

It?s snowing a bit as I write this. But you?'d think the end of the world was coming. Read more

Rain, Rain Go Away Lessons Learned Rain, Rain Go Away

In 2008, I took on the role of a county aquatics program coordinator at the beginning of the summer. Read more

Just the Facts LifeSavers Just the Facts

This is the time of year when many operators find time to review and make changes to important forms. These forms need to be reviewed and updated at least yearly, whether for the insurance company, legal counsel or yourself. Read more

Newsroom Aquatic Health Code Moving Forward

Aquatics professionals and health experts may have the first draft of the Model Aquatic Health Code by this fall. Read more

Against the Tide News Against the Tide

Last summer, things were looking good for aquatics Read more

News Fed Authority Challenged in Calif.

A leading lobbyist for California’s aquatics industry is questioning whether the state or its attorney general is authorized to enforce the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Read more

New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools News New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools

Several recently published studies are fueling speculation — and concern— about whether chlorine disinfection byproducts are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma. Read more

Against the Tide News Against the Tide

Last summer, things were looking good for aquatics Read more

New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools News New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools

Several recently published studies are fueling speculation — and concern— about whether chlorine disinfection byproducts are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma. Read more

News Fed Authority Challenged in Calif.

A leading lobbyist for California’s aquatics industry is questioning whether the state or its attorney general is authorized to enforce the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Read more

News Aquatic Health Code Moving Forward

Aquatics professionals and health experts may have the first draft of the Model Aquatic Health Code by this fall. Read more

Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero Reviews Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero

Twice the Hero is the story of one of the absolute best and most decorated swimmers of all time, and of the man who became the most well known and beloved ‘Tarzans’ of the Silver Screen. Read more

Piecing it Together Risk Management Piecing it Together

To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative. Read more

Five Circles Teaching Method Viewpoint Five Circles Teaching Method

Here’s a look at the five circles of consciousness that swimmers go through when they’re in the water, and how instructors can use those circles to teach. Read more

How Fear Affects Learning Viewpoint How Fear Affects Learning

If adults have tried lessons and haven’t learned to swim, they are almost certainly afraid in water and lessons have not addressed the fear effectively. Read more

Fear Factor Viewpoint Fear Factor

Should you teach adults to swim, or is it more important to teach children? To answer that question, consider this: Nearly half of American adults can’t swim in deep-water pools. Read more

Pool of Experts Water Fitness Pool of Experts

More than 70 years after Joseph Pilates introduced his revolutionary exercise ideas to the world, clinicians began to wonder if those ideas wouldn’t translate nicely into the water. Read more

Overcoming the Odds Feature Overcoming the Odds

State budget shortfalls don’t necessarily spell doom for aquatics centers, which are seen as providing a valuable — and usually affordable — recreation resource to communities. Read more

Lessons from the Private Sector Feature Lessons from the Private Sector

The weak economy isn’t just affecting public pool facilities. Read more

Crunch Time Feature Crunch Time

Ben Goldstein had a rude awakening last year when his budget for part-time summer labor at the Gypsum Recreation Center was slashed by nearly 30 percent. Read more

Feature Crypto Epidemiology

According to experts at the Centers for Disease Control, crypto can be spread by… Read more

Seeing the Threat Feature Seeing the Threat

In July 2007, Salt Lake Valley aquatics operators thought they were looking at a banner year. Read more

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