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    Ready for Your Close Up?

    When it comes to marketing ideas, most aquatics professionals are the equivalent of a fish out of water: They’d rather be in the water than talk about it.

     
  • Gary Thill

    On the Record

    One of the trickiest things about journalism is the off-the-record conversation.

     
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    Season Openers

    With summer right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to begin thinking about lifeguard preparations for the upcoming season.

     
  • Chlorine Problems Shut Pools, Injure Patrons

    Pools were shut down and more than 40 swimmers hospitalized recently as the result of chlorine issues at several facilities across North America.

     
  • Crypto-Weary Utah Proposes Strict Codes

    Hoping to prevent a repeat of the record cryptosporidium outbreaks of last summer, Utah health officials are proposing tough new rules.

     
  • Symposium Tackles Drowning Issues

    The 7th Annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium tackled the new national pool safety law; hyperbaric oxygen treatment; apartment-pool dangers; dealing with grief; and toddler swim lessons

     
  • Staff Appearance: Artistic License?

    With the popularity of tattoos and piercings at an all-time high a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 24 percent of respondents had tattoos and 14 percent had body piercings….

     
  • CDC Posts New Fecal Response Guidelines

    Hoping to address the growing threat of cryptosporidium, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released revised guidelines for diarrheal fecal accident response.

     
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    Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools

    Jeff Wiltse used to spend all of his summer days at the local pool. He didn’t think that 20 years later it would become the focus of his doctoral thesis and a critcally-acclaimed book.

     
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    Safety Check

    With everything from hazardous chemicals to heavy equipment, aquatics facilities are a potential land mine for risk managers.

     
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    Resistance Is Not Futile

    The pool is a perfect place to perform progressive resistance exercise (PRE) or strength training during early rehab.