March 2017 Table of Contents

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Drain Entrapment is No Laughing Matter Editor's Desk Drain Entrapment is No Laughing Matter

The recent waterpark episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" drew attention to drain entrapment in a way that was entirely shocking. Read more

Under Trump, J-1 Program Faces Uncertain Future Under Trump, J-1 Program Faces Uncertain Future

While the U.S. State Dept. proposes major changes to the program that supplies thousands of lifeguards each summer, the aquatics industry braces for a possible future without it Read more

Here's an Encouraging Trend: Swim School Franchises Are Growing Like Crazy Here's an Encouraging Trend: Swim School Franchises Are Growing Like Crazy

Competition is getting stiff, but business owners say there's plenty of room in the pool for everyone Read more

Attendance Spikes at 6th Annual AOAP Conference Attendance Spikes at 6th Annual AOAP Conference

Aquatics professionals gathered in Florida for the 2017 Association of Aquatic Professionals' 6th Annual Conference and Exposition. Read more

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Clayton Jr. In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Clayton Jr.

A mentor to many, Clayton wrote the book on aquatics management and held a number of leadership roles in the industry Read more

Changing Tide: USSSA's Executive Director Retires After Establishing Historic Growth Initiative Changing Tide: USSSA's Executive Director Retires After Establishing Historic Growth Initiative

Sue Mackie brought financial stability to the United States Swim School Association, which is now maneuvering to broaden its membership base Read more

Recycling on the Road: Mobile Filtration Systems Recycling on the Road: Mobile Filtration Systems

A new mobile filtration system adapts a classic technology so facilities can reuse water that traditionally would have to be discarded Read more

Avoiding Trespasser Liability Avoiding Trespasser Liability

Legal advice for protecting your facility from daring trespassers Read more

Now That's Aquatainment!: How a City Pool in New Jersey Keeps Guests Engaged and Entertained STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Now That's Aquatainment!: How a City Pool in New Jersey Keeps Guests Engaged and Entertained

From kayaking and paddleboarding, to its legendary 'float nights,' there is never a dull moment at Summit Family Aquatic Center Read more

Serious About Fun: Safety Considerations for Unconventional Pool Activities STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Serious About Fun: Safety Considerations for Unconventional Pool Activities

Aquatics facilities can appeal to a broader base through diverse pool programs. Each will require a different approach to safety Read more

How to Develop a Risk Management Model for Any Pool Activity STATE OF THE INDUSTRY How to Develop a Risk Management Model for Any Pool Activity

You must establish a safety system specific to each program and play equipment you introduce at your pool. Here's how... Read more

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