September 2011 Table of Contents

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On Guard?  Editor's Note On Guard? 

Imagine the worst case scenario at an aquatics facility. If you’re like most professionals, that probably ends with a drowning death Read more

CPSC Ruling Upends VGBA Drain Requirements Industry News CPSC Ruling Upends VGBA Drain Requirements

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to restrict allowances given to unblockable drain covers in the federal pool and spa safety law. Read more

Waterpark Vendors Hit in Data Breach Industry News Waterpark Vendors Hit in Data Breach

Guests who used credit and debit cards at two Midwestern waterpark resorts may have been vulnerable to a security breach Read more

Senior Communities Help Revitalize Pool Construction Industry News Senior Communities Help Revitalize Pool Construction

What’s old is new again. Read more

USA Swimming Names National Team Industry News USA Swimming Names National Team

USA Swimming has announced the 2011-2012 National Team roster and it includes a number of legends Read more

International Waterpark Development Lifts Market Industry News International Waterpark Development Lifts Market

These days, anyone looking for the next big waterpark would be well advised to start their search overseas. Read more

Fall River Drowning Reveals Larger Issues Industry News Fall River Drowning Reveals Larger Issues

The bizarre and disturbing Fall River drowning in which a woman’s body was not discovered until more than two days after she drowned has revealed deeper flaws in Massachusetts’ pool regulations.  Read more

Lifeguard Killed by Lightning Strike Industry News Lifeguard Killed by Lightning Strike

A lifeguard was killed when he was struck by lightning earlier this month Read more

Recall Enforcement Remains Uncertain Industry News Recall Enforcement Remains Uncertain

It’s been just over three months since the industry’s largest-ever product recall, and enforcement issues are surfacing. Read more

Red Cross Fee Increases Create Anger, Confusio Industry News Red Cross Fee Increases Create Anger, Confusio

The American Red Cross abruptly rolled out a series of changes to its programs that include a new fee structure that many industry professionals say is unmanageable at a time of such economic uncertainty. Read more

Most Don’t Shower Before Swimming Industry News Most Don’t Shower Before Swimming

The majority of the public fails to shower before entering the water at a commercial aquatics facility, suggests widely reported new research. Read moreycuxerdqfqfqdw

Aquatics International Honors Standout Aquatics Facilities Industry News Aquatics International Honors Standout Aquatics Facilities

Aquatics International magazine is honoring 13 world-class aquatics facilities this November, in its 13th annual Best of Aquatics issue. Each year the contest celebrates outstanding facilities of all varieties— including government, nonprofit and privatel Read more

World Conference Takes Aim at Drowning  Industry News World Conference Takes Aim at Drowning 

More than 420 delegates representing 49 countries attended the first-ever World Conference on Drowning Prevention, held in Vietnam this May. Read more

Investigation into Horrific Drowning Leads Four to Resign Industry News Investigation into Horrific Drowning Leads Four to Resign

It’s been two months since a drowning death that went unnoticed for more than two days in Fall River, Mass., garnered national headlines. Read more

Candid Camera  Lessons Learned Candid Camera 

These days, social media encompasses every aspect of life. It also allows adolescents and teens to be expressive. Read more

Emergency Training Lifesavers Emergency Training

CPR training is an essential component of any comprehensive lifeguard training program. However, even with quality comprehensive initial training, research indicates that CPR skills decline quickly Read more

The Right Mix Minority Report The Right Mix

We have worked very hard to provide aquatic leadership that is reflective of our diverse community. Read more

A Corrosive Environment Tech Talk A Corrosive Environment

Corrosion is only one of the destructive forces acting in and around waterparks and aquatics facilities. Read more

Hitting the Target:One Waterparks Hitting the Target:One

Bienvenidos! Read more

The Big Picture:Two Waterparks The Big Picture:Two

As an individual operator looking to expand your market, it can be helpful to understand industrywide growth trends, especially given the current economy. Read more

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