April 2011 Table of Contents

Flying High Waterparks + Resorts Today: Check Out Flying High

Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, the nation’s only education and aviation-themed nonprofit waterpark, now is open to the public Read more

And the Winner Is... Editor's Note And the Winner Is...

Each year, the American Business Media organization singles out an editor whose work “displays courage, integrity and passion Read more

Let’s Put on a Show Waterparks + Resorts Today: Feature Let’s Put on a Show

When Wild Waves opened for the season in 2011, operators debuted a high-dive show, “Beach Party” (with interactive games designed to get kids involved), and “Poolside Bop” (a 1950s style doo-wop singing experience) Read more

Industry Honors Aquatics International Industry News Industry Honors Aquatics International

received several honors at the 57th Annual Jesse H Read more

‘Crypto Hotel’ Saga Continues Industry News ‘Crypto Hotel’ Saga Continues

Tourists are suing First Choice Holidays and Flights after hundreds allegedly came down with gastrointestinal illnesses including Read more

Pool Employees Fired for Theft, Parties, Sex Industry News Pool Employees Fired for Theft, Parties, Sex

Nine individuals have been fired from the Forest Preserve District of Cook County following allegations of theft, sex and under aged drinking Read more

USA Swimming Releases Open Water Swimming Recommendations Industry News USA Swimming Releases Open Water Swimming Recommendations

USA Swimming has officially released new recommendations from the five-person commission appointed to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of open water swimmer Fran Crippen at a FINA race in the UAE last fall Read more

Washington City Makes Pools Off Limits to Sex Offenders Industry News Washington City Makes Pools Off Limits to Sex Offenders

The Yakima (Wash.) City Council has approved a ban prohibiting sex offenders from using city swimming pools Read more

Settlement Reached in Drowning Lawsuit Industry News Settlement Reached in Drowning Lawsuit

Two years after the drowning death of a Jackson, Miss., teen, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family Read more

Great Wolf Redefines Itself Industry News Great Wolf Redefines Itself

Great Wolf Lodge has serious plans for continued expansion over the next several years, but it’s not business as usual for the Madison, Wisc.-based indoor waterpark resort operation Read more

CPSC Mulls VGB Drain Cover Recall Industry News CPSC Mulls VGB Drain Cover Recall

What began as a complaint against one testing laboratory has grown into a full-scale investigation of virtually every drain cover on the market Read more

CPSC Issues Safety Warning Industry News CPSC Issues Safety Warning

It may be time to reconsider those water-walking balls Read more

Banned Swim Coach Faces Second Lawsuit Industry News Banned Swim Coach Faces Second Lawsuit

A second lawsuit has been filed against a former swim coach now serving 40 years in prison for molesting a teenage girl Read more

Making a Splash with “At-Risk” Swimmers Industry News Making a Splash with “At-Risk” Swimmers

When a 2008 University of Memphis study concluded that more than half of all black and Hispanic children are “at-risk” swimmers, the findings confirmed what many already knew (as noted in an earlier Read more

Phone a Friend Lessons Learned Phone a Friend

We were 30 minutes away from draining our 200,000-gallon aquatic center pool Read more

Let’s Get Physical Lifesavers Let’s Get Physical

Do your guards have the physical competencies needed to save lives? Incorporate these in-service training ideas and you’ll always know the answer Read more

Local Flavor Lifesavers Local Flavor

We all know the latest national statistics regarding the lack of swimming ability and participation in aquatics programs in the African-American and Hispanic communities Read more

What’s in the Water? Risk Management What’s in the Water?

Whether your facility has one water venue or many, it is at risk for a recreational water illness (RWI) outbreak Read more

How the Numbers Shake Out State of the Industry How the Numbers Shake Out

By now, it’s all too apparent: The worst economic recession since the Great Depression has taken its toll on aquatics Read more

Raising Hope State of the Industry Raising Hope

The last time John McGowan remembers his lifeguards getting a raise was perhaps two or three years ago Read more

Efficiency Experts State of the Industry Efficiency Experts

When the recession hit and the city of Colorado Springs, Colo Read more

Sensational Spas Waterparks + Resorts Today: What Works Sensational Spas

The restorative, healthful powers of water have been harnessed since ancient times and as a waterpark or resort operator, you capture that essence at your facility. Read more

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