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
“The Model Aquatic Health Code: Cracking the
Code” features seven exclusive, on-demand
Webinars. The event will be offered online only, for free,
beginning Nov. 9. It will then be available on demand for
six months following that date.
“Nearly 80 percent of aquatics professionals
are either afraid the MAHC will be another VGB debacle or
don’t know enough about it, according to our
online poll,” said Aquatics International
Editor, Gary Thill. “We hope this series of
seminars will provide the education professionals need so
they don’t get blindsided by these important new
Seminars will be provided by aquatic design and
architectural experts, researchers and industry veterans.
Session topics include liability concerns, code confusion,
the MAHC’s relationship to water chemistry, its
impact on risk management and more.
Speakers will include:
- Michael Beach, the Centers for
Disease Control’s associate director for
healthy water and MAHC Steering Committee member. Beach
will speak on the vision of the MAHC and its ultimate
- Doug Sackett, MAHC Steering
Committee director and New York State Department of
Health’s Bureau of Community Environmental
Health & Food Protection assistant director.
Sackett will explain the MAHC process and how
professionals can make their voices heard.
- Kathryn Scott, chair of the
MAHC’s Lifeguarding/Bather Supervision
technical committee and physical education department
chair aquatics at the University of California,
Berkeley and Roy Fielding vice chair
of the same committee and coordinator of Exercise
Science Program in the Department of Kinesiology at
University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Scott and
Fielding will examine lifeguard and supervision best
practices forthcoming from MAHC.
- Carl Nylander, chair of the
MAHC’s Facility Design and Construction and
project manager for Counsilman-Hunsaker. Nylander will
speak about how the MAHC will affect aquatic