September 2010 Table of Contents

Happy Dance Editor's Desk Happy Dance

Turns out the Great Recession, as some are now calling it, actually may make aquatics, and waterparks in particular, happy. Read more

Power to the People  Lessons Learned 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.  Read more

Spray-on Solutions Lifesavers Spray-on Solutions

With their hands-on family fun and imaginative heat relief, sprayparks are catching on in communities around the globe.  Read more

Putting on the Polish  Lifesavers Putting on the Polish 

The many available first aid, CPR-AED, oxygen administration, emergency response and specialty venue lifeguard training courses are obvious examples of advanced training you can provide. Read more

News Hot Summer Brings Crowds, Crypto

Labor Day has come and gone and that means your seasonal pools are all probably shuttered for the winter. Read more

News Deadline Looms for New ADA Law Compliance

After a six-year wait, the Americans with Disabilities Act swimming pool guidelines have become the law of the land. Aquatics facilities now have 18 months to comply with the new law or seek an unlikely exclusion Read more

News Sneak Peek: Free Online MAHC Conference 

For the second consecutive year, Aquatics International is hosting a virtual conference. This year’s conference will tackle the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code and its potential impact on the aquatics industry Read more

Shallow Trouble? Risk Management Shallow Trouble?

With large aquatics centers and waterparks increasing in popularity Read more

Easing the Trauma  Water Fitness Easing the Trauma 

Chronic effects of traumatic brain injury are getting the attention and research necessary to better identify, prevent and rehabilitate these injuries. Read more

Survival of the Fittest Waterparks Survival of the Fittest

It’s no secret the economic downturn  Read more

Great Wolf Resorts:One Waterparks Great Wolf Resorts:One

Great Wolf Resorts has always been proud of its amenities as an indoor waterpark  Read more

Magic Waters:Two Waterparks Magic Waters:Two

At Magic Waters in Rockford, Ill., something magical happens  Read more

Noah’s Ark Family Park:Three Waterparks Noah’s Ark Family Park:Three

As soon as Tim Gantz recognized that people’s reluctance to spend money would impact his waterpark’s bottom line this year, he knew he wouldn’t be able to thrive alone. So he found a couple of willing partners to help him out Read more

Palace Entertainment:Four  Waterparks Palace Entertainment:Four 

When the recession first hit, cutting spending on upkeep was not an option for James Judy. Read more

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