April 2010 Table of Contents

Staying on Schedule Bottom Line Staying on Schedule

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

Canadian Calypso Check Out Canadian Calypso

It’s official: Canada’s largest theme waterpark is now in business Read more

The Green Gap Editor's Desk The Green Gap

I’m contemplating two April events that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, but are actually inexorably linked: the annual Aquatics International salary survey and Earth Day Read more

Hometown Heroes Lessons Learned Hometown Heroes

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

One for the Team Lifesavers One for the Team

Lifeguards come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Once they’re part of your guard group, they may form new relationships, date each other, break up and make up. Read more

News CPSC Unveils New Programs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun rolling out two final mandates of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Read more

News WHO Honors ILS

The World Health Organization has recognized the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) for its role in global drowning prevention Read more

News USA Swimming Named In Far Reaching Sex Abuse Lawsuit

A civil lawsuit has been filed against USA Swimming and other organizations on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who was abused by her swim coach Read more

News VGB Ruling: CPSC Oks Unblockable Drains

After months of debate and public input, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has finalized three previously unresolved aspects of the VGB Act Read more

News Rip Current Book Deal Inked at Inaugural Symposium

Experts gathered in Miami recently for the First International Symposium on Rip Currents, the No. 1 cause of beachfront drowning Read more

News National Swimming Pool Foundation Files Lawsuit

TheNational Swimming Pool Foundation has filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, against three Nebraska health departments Read more

News Great Wolf Lodge Sets Record

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, has received official word from Guinness World Records that the company’s 11 Great Wolf Lodge® locations have set a new record for “longest distance watersliding in 24 hours in multiple venues Read more

News Where There's a Will Waterpark Developers are Finding a Way

The newest CoCo Key Water Resort in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled to open this month Read more

Things to Think About Now Park Planner Things to Think About Now

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

Labor Pains Salary Survey Labor Pains

When the General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio, closed at the end of 2008, it was a significant blow to the community of roughly 7,000 Read more

Labor Pains Salary Survey Labor Pains

Aquatics is a full-time job for the majority of Aquatics International salary survey respondents Read more

Supplemental Coverage Tech Talk Supplemental Coverage

Since 1961, when the U.S. Public Health Service published a model ordinance governing the sanitation of public pools with chlorine, that has been the standard water treatment chemical Read more

Noodle Know-How Water Fitness Noodle Know-How

Noodles have become as commonplace as kickboards and pull buoys Read more

Cooking Up Changes Trends Cooking Up Changes

Chef Wally Jurusz is proud of  his latest kitchen creations Read more

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