• Opening Up

    If you’re a seasonal aquatics operator, opening day is probably only a few weeks away; and for many in the industry that opening day may be as stress-inducing as the first day of classes is for most high school or college freshmen.

     
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    Bouncing Back

    With the economic downturn over the past couple of years, it was time for our aquatic center to think outside the box and create some new excitement.

     
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    Web Trends

    From Alexander Graham Bell to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, communication technology has come a long way.

     
  • Deep Waters

    While we read history, we make history.”

     
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    Technology to the Rescue

    It’s official. Technology has crept into just about every industry out there, and aquatics is no different.

     
  • Death Sentences

    What is a life worth? I’ve asked this question in various ways over the years, but it’s always been more of a rhetorical question than something that can be answered.

     
  • Illustration by Tim Bobko

    Beating Traffic

    Our facility is the largest aquatics facility in North Carolina with 72,000 square feet and 1.1 million gallons of water covering three pools. It also boasts a classroom, conference area, stadium seating and a dry-land workout space.

     
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    Fun Factor

    Welcome to the mid-season hump.

     
  • RWI Prevention Week Begins May 24

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have scheduled the 6th Annual Recreation Water Illness Prevention Week for May 24-30, also the final week of National Water Safety Month. 

     
  • Sex Abuse Allegations Escalate, USA Swimming Responds

    On the heels of a civil lawsuit that alleges widespread sexual abuse among swim coaches and the resulting media storm, USA Swimming has begun implementing closely watched plans to address the issue.

     
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    Viva Las Vegas Pools 

    The pool may be the hottest place in Las Vegas this summer and several hotel casinos have opened lavish new additions

     
  • States Considering New Aquatics-Related Legislation 

    The California Spa & Pool Industry Education Council (SPEC), a lobbying firm, has sponsored A.B. 

     
  • 2010 NDPA Symposium Draws Nearly 200; CPSC Announces New VGB Compliance Tools 

    Nearly 200 people gathered for the 2010 National Drowning Prevention Alliance Symposium last month to learn about drowning prevention and a new VGB education program including a new video to help with compliance.

     
  • 2010 NDPA Symposium Draws Nearly 200; CPSC Announces New VGB Compliance Tools 

    More than 200 people gathered for the 2010 National Drowning Prevention Alliance Symposium last month to learn about drowning prevention and a new VGB education program including a new video to help with compliance.

     
  • May is Water Safety Month 

    Supporting the need for ongoing public education on safer water practices, May 2010 is National Water Safety Month

     
  • Manufacturers Going Green 

    You might say green is the new way to stay in the black. Several industry manufacturers have made eco-friendly operational changes that are saving the planet and the bottom line

     
  • Donations Keeping Some Pools Afloat

    ?It appears donations may help several aquatics operations stay open this summer.

     
  • States Considering New Aquatics-Related Legislation

    The California Spa & Pool Industry Education Council (SPEC), a lobbying firm, has sponsored A.B. 2409 in an attempt to separate pools and spas from the definition of “waterfeature” in the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.

     
  • National Swimming Pool Foundation Files Lawsuit

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation has filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, against three Nebraska health departments.

     
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    Pressure Situation

    Five to 10 years ago, our industry knew very little about ultraviolet treatment systems for recreational swimming environments.

     
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    Coordinated Response

    Regardless of our age or ability, the most essential physical skills we need are balance and coordination.

     
  • USA Swimming Lawsuit

    USA Swimming releases 46 banned from organization

     
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    Sacrificing Safety

    In January 2008, Pennsylvania officially eliminated lifeguards from almost all state park beaches.

     
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    Seeing the Light

    Jim Monks used to lose a lot of sleep over his smelly pool.