May 2008 Table of Contents

Ready for Your Close Up? Bottom Line 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. Read more

On the Record Editor's Desk On the Record

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

Season Openers LifeSavers 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. Read more

Newsroom 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. Read more

Newsroom 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. Read more

Newsroom 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 Read more

Newsroom 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…. Read more

Newsroom 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. Read more

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools Reviews 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. Read more

Safety Check Risk Management Safety Check

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

Resistance Is Not Futile Water Fitness Resistance Is Not Futile

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

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