November 2009 Table of Contents

The Future Is Here Editor's Desk The Future Is Here

When I was growing up, I used to love poring over the pages of Popular Science. Read more

False Alarm Lessons Learned False Alarm

It was the middle of summer season, and our swim lesson program was in full swing Read more

Drill, Baby, Dril LifeSavers Drill, Baby, Dril

Winter is an excellent season to polish lifeguarding skills and to brush up on some of the more challenging aspects of the job. Read more

News Aquatic Entertainment is Going High-Tech

What do video games have in common with aquatics? A lot more than you might think, given some of the latest developments in the industry. Read more

News WWA Announces New Insurance, Certification Programs

The World Waterpark Association announced several new strategic partnerships at its recent trade show including a deal to offer industry insurance and another to provide certification. Read more

News Lifeguard Standards Are Up for Discussion

The United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition, formed in 2006 “to research, identify and promote evidence-based standards for lifeguarding and water rescue,” has officially posted its initial draft outcomes for public review and comment Read more

News The House of Representatives applauds VGBA, condemns racial disparities.

Further demonstrating the federal governments commitment to aquatic safety, the U.S. House of Representatives recently adopted a resolution applauding the passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and encouraging “public and private fun Read more

FINA Bans High-Tech Swim Suits News FINA Bans High-Tech Swim Suits

The futuristic high-tech swimsuits that helped athletes break records at the Beijing Olympics and 2009 FINA Swimming World Championships now are a thing of the past. Read more

News Chemical Injuries Cause Mishaps, Shutdowns

Several serious accidents involving chlorine hit public pools this swim season. Read more

News Aquatics Crimes Make Headlines

Several aquatic-related crimes made headlines during the 2009 swim season Read more

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

San Diego, 2019 — It’s a typical sunny Saturday, and tourists and locals are flocking to the new, state-of-the art indoor waterpark. Read more

Rosy Future Tech Talk Rosy Future

Our environment is changing! No, I am not espousing (nor denying) global warming. I’m speaking of the business environment for commercial pools. Read more

Tools of the Trade Water Fitness Tools of the Trade

Kickboards and peanuts can be used for so much more than swim training. Read more

Cover Flow Risk Management Cover Flow

Lately, it seems the only news we hear involving facility construction and aquatics management relates to the enactment and enforcement of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Read more

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