March 2013 Table of Contents

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25th Anniversary Issue Current Issue 25th Anniversary Issue

A look at the past 25 years through the eyes of Aquatics International Read more

Full of Regret Lessons Learned Full of Regret

An aquatics supervisor pushes her staff and winds up with an empty pool. Read more

The Power of the Secondary Lifeguard Lifesavers The Power of the Secondary Lifeguard

My boss once referred me to a quote from Aristotle,“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and one could say that a lifeguard team is based on this wisdom. Read more

A Silver Anniversary Editor’s Note A Silver Anniversary

Remember when you were 25? For me, it was nearly (cough) 25 years ago. Read more

Former Olympic Coach to Plead Guilty Industry News Former Olympic Coach to Plead Guilty

Former Olympic swim coach Rick Curl has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of child sexual abuse at a hearing on Feb. 21 in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland. Read more

Visa Changes Have Managers Scrambling Industry News Visa Changes Have Managers Scrambling

A proposed change to the way foreign workers who come to the United States under the J-1 Summer Work Travel visa program must be treated has some pool management companies scrambling to have the rules clarified before summer. Read more

Keeping Watch Special Report: 25 Years Keeping Watch

The past 25 years have seen huge technological advances across most industries and lifeguarding is no exception. Read more

In the First Person: Passing Fitness Forward Special Report: 25 Years In the First Person: Passing Fitness Forward

My father would always say, “Pass it forward,” and I’ve tried to do just that in my aquatic fitness career. Read more

Design Evolution Design Evolution

Over the past two decades, many rectangular neighborhood pools that were state-of-the-art in the 1950s and ?60s became the ?dinosaurs of the industry. Read more

In the First Person: Transforming the Waterscape Special Report: 25 Years In the First Person: Transforming the Waterscape

In 1973, we started a pool construction company and eventually began doing commercial pools. There really weren’t any waterparks to speak of at the time. Read more

Safety Dance Special Report: 25 Years Safety Dance

In the past 25 years, the aquatics industry progressed from addressing basic safety issues to fine-tuning and tackling back-burner-type hazards that had not yet received widespread attention. Read more

In the First Person: Tackling Entrapment Special Report: 25 Years In the First Person: Tackling Entrapment

The first entrapment case that I was involved in was in June 1974. Read more

Healing Waters Special Report: 25 Years Healing Waters

The concept of aquatic therapy is as old as the earliest recorded history, making the last quarter century nothing but blink of an eye. But what a blink. Read more

In the First Person: Changing with the Times Special Report: 25 Years In the First Person: Changing with the Times

Clayton D. Shuck of South Suburban Parks and Recreation shares his lifeguarding experiences. Read more

The Rise of RWIs Special Report: 25 Years The Rise of RWIs

In the summer of 1988 — the year Aquatics International first went to press — 44 people who had visited a Los Angeles swimming pool were afflicted with a gastrointestinal illness characterized by watery diarrhea, severe cramps and fever. Read more

In the First Person: Keeping Pools Safe Special Report: 25 Years In the First Person: Keeping Pools Safe

I was a pool technician at 14 years old and a lifeguard at 15. Read more

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