March 2010 Table of Contents

Case for Covers Bottom Line Case for Covers

They are too heavy to work with! It takes too much time to store them in the morning and deploy them at night. They use too much manpower to operate. Read more

To the Rescue Editor's Desk To the Rescue

Over the years, I’ve used this column as a place to rail against everything from lifeguard pay to lack of industry cooperation. Read more

The Right Mix Leisure Pools The Right Mix

It wasn’t the first time Alison Osinski had seen such a scenario. Undoubtedly, everyone involved from the Texas town (which shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) thought they were doing a good thing. Read more

Blaming the Victim Lessons Learned Blaming the Victim

It was early in my aquatics career, and I was guarding at a well-known resort on a beautiful, hot, sunny day. Read more

Lifesavers Rapid Response

Lifeguards, for the most part, sit or stand in the same place for prolonged periods of time, viewing the same view, having little or no conversation and limited mental stimuli. Read more

News Wisconsin Implements VGB Act

As the July 1 deadline for documentation of progress or compliance with the VGB Act approaches, Read more

News New Rides Debuting

Several waterparks will debut new rides this spring. Read more

News New Study Reveals DBP Dangers to Infant Swimmers

New research published in the European Respiratory Journal suggests children who begin to swim in chlorinated pools before age 2 may be at increased risk for bronchiolitis, a lung infection, as well as asthma and allergies later in life. Read more

News Phelps Makes Announcement

Michael Phelps has announced that that the London Olympics in 2012 will be his last. He plans to retire from professional competitive swimming when he turns 30 in 2015. Read more

News “Public Pools” Up for Public Comment

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is now accepting public comments on a proposed definition for a “public accommodations facility” as expressed in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Read more

News Experts Fear Overlap from Competing Codes

Representing a first for the aquatics industry, it appears there may be two new sets of standards in place by 2012. Read more

News Controversial Club Sued for Discrimination

Huntingdon Valley Swim Club, the facility that received national criticism after turning away a camp group of 56 minority children,is on the receiving end of a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department. Read more

News Help for Haiti

Jan. 12, 2010, will be seared into the minds of Haitians foryears to come. Read more

News Pool Code Named ANSI Standard

The 2009 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code now is an American National Standard, ANSI Read more

Risk Management Standard for Technical Rescue

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes standards for the Fire and Rescue industry. In February 2004, they published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents. Read more

Compatibility Issues Risk Management Compatibility Issues

I’ve always advocated the need for aquatics facilities to collaborate and coordinate lifeguard and water rescue training and emergency operations with community fire, rescue, emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement agencies. Read more

Running on Empty Safety Running on Empty

On July 29, 2009, Seattle was blazing. The Emerald City had just reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in recorded history. Read more

Stable Moves Water Fitness Stable Moves

Stability training teaches the body to stabilize muscles to provide dynamic joint balance and balanced posture during functional exercise. Read more

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