• Promotions Provide Economic Stimulus and a Chance to Give Back

    As aquatics operators gear up to beat the recession with robust marketing campaigns designed to lure crowds, it appears that a number of venues have planned special programs and pricing with an altruistic component.

     
  • Help Wanted

    Volunteer lifeguards? Given the current economic situation, that may not be too far off the mark

     
  • Changing Times

    You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

     
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    No Way Out

    I was sitting in my office when a lap swimmer knocked on the door

     
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    Ready to Serve

    As operators prepare to open for a new season, many are wondering

     
  • Spring Drownings Precede Summer Swim Season

    Preceding the start of swim season, several people have died in commercial pools recently.

     
  • For Sun-Safe Guards, Researchers Say Get Serious

    There’s a direct link between how seriously facilities take sun safety for swimmers and staff and the likelihood that guards will protect their own skin, according to research published in the skin-health journal Archives of Dermatology.

     
  • Swimming Leg Proves Deadly to Triathletes

    A study led by the Minneapolis Heart Institute’s Dr. Kevin Harris has found that triathlons at least double the risk of sudden death when compared with marathons, due largely to the swimming portion of the event.

     
  • Health Experts to Kick-Off RWI Prevention Week

    Marking the start of the summer swim season, next week (May 18-24) is the fifth annual Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week, established to call attention to the problem and focus efforts on prevention.

     
  • Drowning Victim's Family Awarded $16.3 Milllion In Damages

    Marking one of the largest awards to date in a child drowning case, a Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury has ordered $16.3 million in compensatory and punitive damages paid to the family of Jonathan “Yoni” Gottesman.

     
  • Agencies Offer Swine Flu Resources

     
  • Olympians Give Back with Appeals to Lawmakers, Free Swimming Initiatives

    Olympic swimmer and gold medal winner Cullen Jones visited Capitol Hill in March to advocate on behalf of inner-city children in his home state of New Jersey

     
  • New Projects

    A short list of projects that are currently in the final stages of design or are under construction.

     
  • 50 Swimmers Treated After Chlorine Spill

    Paramedics were called to treat nearly 50 people injured by a chlorine spill at a Black County aquatics facility in the United Kingdom recently.

     
  • EPA Anounces Inaugural "Don't Fry Day" This Friday

    To remind Americans about sun-safe behaviors the Environmental Protection Agency's SunWise Program and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention have designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day

     
  • Amusement Giants Face Financial Distress

    While projections for this summer are optimistic, it appears even the biggest names in waterparks and recreation business are feeling the impact of the economic downturn

     
  • Optimistic Builders, Aquatics Operators Braving the Bad Times

    Build it and they will come.” Given the current climate, that business strategy might sound crazy

     
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    The Nine Lives of Billy Rose

    AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY’ is how the author introduces this story about her brother, Billy Rose

     
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    Getting in the Act

    As warm weather approaches, it’s time to think about opening your swimming pool for the season.

     
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    Regaining Balance

    Getting your water quality up to snuff after a winter shutdown takes quite a bit more than unlocking the gate and throwing the switch

     
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    Starting a Movement

    Cynthia Bialek has worked for years translating yoga into an aquatic environment.

     
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    Taking Stock

    Regular auditing of your natatorium, pools, spas, slides, waterfeatures and play elements can help you better meet the needs of your patrons — and operate a safer, cleaner, more efficient aquatics facility.

     
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    Piecing It Together

    It's the beginning of a new summer and operators have a new chance to “show their stuff” as they open their facilities for the season.

     
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    Piecing It Together

    It’s the beginning of a new summer and operators have a new chance to “show their stuff” as they open their facilities for the season

     
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    Finding Your Niche

    The economy is a mess and facility operators know what that means.

     
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    Partner Benefits

    Layoffs, tightening budgets, employees being asked to do more with less … these are the realities of today’s economy and, like people in most other industries, aquatics professionals need solutions.

     
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    Five Questions for Operators

    When it comes to preventing

     
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    Six PLEAs for Patrons

    To help keep bugs such as crypto out of the water, here’s what the CDC recommends for pool patrons. More information and downloadable materials are available online from the CDC, to help you inform swimmers.

     
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    Facing the Enemy

    How often do you see dry swimmers entering your pool? Until two years ago, that was a regular occurrence at South Davis Recreation Center in Bountiful,Utah