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    Addicted to Subsidies?

    Nationwide we continue to hear the latest news: Public facilities closed due to city, county and state financial challenges.

     
  • The Aquatics X Factor

    The email came with an air of desperation, but also, it turns out, the seeds of inspiration.

     
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    CPSC Vote Elicits Partisan Wrangling

    Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voting commissioners moved to change the definition of an unblockable drain to require that the sump, in addition to the drain cover, measure more than 18-by-23-inches and meet 

     
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    International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Expands Offerings

    The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo offers a range of new classes and events this year, along with a number of old favorites.

     
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    After a Rash of Deaths, USA Triathlon Forms Task Force

    After losing five competitors following several recent races, USA Triathlon is establishing a committee to determine what can be done to prevent additional deaths.

     
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    Crypto Outbreaks Close Out Pool Season

    A number of recreational water illness outbreaks were reported during summer 2011, and experts say that record hot weather — including a July heat wave which hit 23 states — may mean a larger number of cases this year.

     
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    Summer Drownings Spur Call to Action

    Most seasonal pools are now closed, but those working on drowning prevention efforts are still on the job

     
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    Leading Manufacturer Sheds Pool and Spa Unit

    A major industry manufacturer has sold its decades-old pool and spa pump motors division.

     
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    Entrapment Claims Dropped from Suit

    Splash! At Lively Park waterpark in 1989

     
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    AI to Host Third Annual Virtual Conference

    On Nov. 8, Aquatics International will launch “The Aquatics X Factor — Unleash the Power of Water.

     
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    Red Cross Wants to Negotiate Prices

    In the wake of announcing new fees that have rankled many aquatics professionals, the American Red Cross held a special meeting with a group of California aquatics leaders to address concerns and assure them that the organization is willing to be flexible

     
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    Collision Course

    I was hired five months before the crew completed construction of the university’s new aquatics center, so I could make sure everything was good from an operator’s standpoint.

     
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    Up to the Test?

    The main objective of swim testing is to identify swimming ability so nonswimmers can be kept out of high-risk areas. Upon identification, properly trained lifeguards can provide nonswimmers with tools to help provide for their safety in the water

     
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    Profile: West Morris YMCA:Four

    Today the West Morris YMCA in Randolph, N.J., offers more than 30 aquatic fitness classes

     
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    Profile: Willamalane Park District:Five

    The Willamalane Park District near Eugene, Ore., opened the

     
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    The Aquatics X Factor:One

    In the summer of 1936, 40,000 people were on hand when New York’s Red Hook pool opened

     
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    Marketing Fitness:Two

    Work with local medical practices.

     
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    Business Sense:Three

    Here are four areas to consider in looking at an aquatics operation as a business.

     
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    Rx for Aquatic Health

    As a physician and aquatic researcher, I have seen firsthand the absolutely amazing effects that water can have in recovering and promoting health across the age span and across many, many clinical situations.