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    Flying High

    Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, the nation’s only education and aviation-themed nonprofit waterpark, now is open to the public

     
  • Graphic by Tim Bobko

    And the Winner Is...

    Each year, the American Business Media organization singles out an editor whose work “displays courage, integrity and passion

     
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    Let’s Put on a Show

    When Wild Waves opened for the season in 2011, operators debuted a high-dive show, “Beach Party” (with interactive games designed to get kids involved), and “Poolside Bop” (a 1950s style doo-wop singing experience)

     
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    Industry Honors Aquatics International

    received several honors at the 57th Annual Jesse H

     
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    ‘Crypto Hotel’ Saga Continues

    Tourists are suing First Choice Holidays and Flights after hundreds allegedly came down with gastrointestinal illnesses including

     
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    Pool Employees Fired for Theft, Parties, Sex

    Nine individuals have been fired from the Forest Preserve District of Cook County following allegations of theft, sex and under aged drinking

     
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    USA Swimming Releases Open Water Swimming Recommendations

    USA Swimming has officially released new recommendations from the five-person commission appointed to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of open water swimmer Fran Crippen at a FINA race in the UAE last fall

     
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    Washington City Makes Pools Off Limits to Sex Offenders

    The Yakima (Wash.) City Council has approved a ban prohibiting sex offenders from using city swimming pools

     
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    Settlement Reached in Drowning Lawsuit

    Two years after the drowning death of a Jackson, Miss., teen, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family

     
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    Great Wolf Redefines Itself

    Great Wolf Lodge has serious plans for continued expansion over the next several years, but it’s not business as usual for the Madison, Wisc.-based indoor waterpark resort operation

     
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    CPSC Mulls VGB Drain Cover Recall

    What began as a complaint against one testing laboratory has grown into a full-scale investigation of virtually every drain cover on the market

     
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    CPSC Issues Safety Warning

    It may be time to reconsider those water-walking balls

     
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    Banned Swim Coach Faces Second Lawsuit

    A second lawsuit has been filed against a former swim coach now serving 40 years in prison for molesting a teenage girl

     
  • Photo by Richard Carson/USA Swimming

    Making a Splash with “At-Risk” Swimmers

    When a 2008 University of Memphis study concluded that more than half of all black and Hispanic children are “at-risk” swimmers, the findings confirmed what many already knew (as noted in an earlier

     
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    Phone a Friend

    We were 30 minutes away from draining our 200,000-gallon aquatic center pool

     
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    Let’s Get Physical

    Do your guards have the physical competencies needed to save lives? Incorporate these in-service training ideas and you’ll always know the answer

     
  • Photo by Richard Carson / USA Swimming

    Local Flavor

    We all know the latest national statistics regarding the lack of swimming ability and participation in aquatics programs in the African-American and Hispanic communities

     
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    What’s in the Water?

    Whether your facility has one water venue or many, it is at risk for a recreational water illness (RWI) outbreak

     
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    How the Numbers Shake Out

    By now, it’s all too apparent: The worst economic recession since the Great Depression has taken its toll on aquatics

     
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    Raising Hope

    The last time John McGowan remembers his lifeguards getting a raise was perhaps two or three years ago

     
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    Efficiency Experts

    When the recession hit and the city of Colorado Springs, Colo

     
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    Sensational Spas

    The restorative, healthful powers of water have been harnessed since ancient times and as a waterpark or resort operator, you capture that essence at your facility.