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    Crisis Mismanagement

    It?s snowing a bit as I write this. But you?'d think the end of the world was coming.

     
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    Rain, Rain Go Away

    In 2008, I took on the role of a county aquatics program coordinator at the beginning of the summer.

     
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    Just the Facts

    This is the time of year when many operators find time to review and make changes to important forms. These forms need to be reviewed and updated at least yearly, whether for the insurance company, legal counsel or yourself.

     
  • Aquatic Health Code Moving Forward

    Aquatics professionals and health experts may have the first draft of the Model Aquatic Health Code by this fall.

     
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    Against the Tide

    Last summer, things were looking good for aquatics

     
  • Fed Authority Challenged in Calif.

    A leading lobbyist for California’s aquatics industry is questioning whether the state or its attorney general is authorized to enforce the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

     
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    New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools

    Several recently published studies are fueling speculation — and concern— about whether chlorine disinfection byproducts are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma.

     
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    Against the Tide

    Last summer, things were looking good for aquatics.

     
  • New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools

    Several recently published studies are fueling speculation — and concern — about whether chlorine disinfection byproducts are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma.

     
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    Fed Authority Challenged in Calif.

    A leading lobbyist for California’s aquatics industry is questioning whether the state or its attorney general is authorized to enforce the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

     
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    Aquatic Health Code Moving Forward

    Aquatics professionals and health experts may have the first draft of the Model Aquatic Health Code by this fall.

     
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    Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero

    Twice the Hero is the story of one of the absolute best and most decorated swimmers of all time, and of the man who became the most well known and beloved ‘Tarzans’ of the Silver Screen.

     
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    Piecing it Together

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative.

     
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    Five Circles Teaching Method

    Here’s a look at the five circles of consciousness that swimmers go through when they’re in the water, and how instructors can use those circles to teach.

     
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    How Fear Affects Learning

    If adults have tried lessons and haven’t learned to swim, they are almost certainly afraid in water and lessons have not addressed the fear effectively.

     
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    Fear Factor

    Should you teach adults to swim, or is it more important to teach children? To answer that question, consider this: Nearly half of American adults can’t swim in deep-water pools.

     
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    Pool of Experts

    More than 70 years after Joseph Pilates introduced his revolutionary exercise ideas to the world, clinicians began to wonder if those ideas wouldn’t translate nicely into the water.

     
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    Overcoming the Odds

    State budget shortfalls don’t necessarily spell doom for aquatics centers, which are seen as providing a valuable — and usually affordable — recreation resource to communities.

     
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    Lessons from the Private Sector

    The weak economy isn’t just affecting public pool facilities.

     
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    Crunch Time

    Ben Goldstein had a rude awakening last year when his budget for part-time summer labor at the Gypsum Recreation Center was slashed by nearly 30 percent.

     
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    Crypto Epidemiology

    According to experts at the Centers for Disease Control, crypto can be spread by…

     
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    Seeing the Threat

    In July 2007, Salt Lake Valley aquatics operators thought they were looking at a banner year.