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London Olympics: A Boom or Bust for Aquatics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey M Jarvis Aug 31, 2012. 1 Reply

The medals have all been awareded and life is back to normal in London. Now it's time to step back and assess the legacy of the 2012 games.…Continue

Tags: Swimming, London, Phelps, USA, swim

Older Pools ... Gold Mine or Maintenance Money Pit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricardo Freitas Aug 2, 2012. 1 Reply

According to a recent Aquatics International survey, nearly half of the respondents are operating pools that have been in business for at least 20 years. That’s the case at Northwest Branch Pool in…Continue

Tags: budget, repairs, maintenance

Aging Pools ... Is the Magic Gone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by AIsrEditor Jul 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Are aging pools losing their allure? That's the question asked in this article published recently in…Continue

Tags: operators, X-factor, pools, aging

Here's what you missed at the NDPA Adapted Aquatics Conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Nelson Jun 25, 2012. 1 Reply

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance hosted its first adapted aquatics…Continue

Tags: Prevention, Alliance, Drowning, National, aquatics

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Jeffrey M Jarvis replied to AIsrEditor's discussion London Olympics: A Boom or Bust for Aquatics?
"I lifeguard at a couple of pools and i'd say it brought to light new activities, such as the synchronized swimming, and diving. those are two activities that do not see very many classes taught. maybe new programs could be added to pools."
Aug 31, 2012
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London Olympics: A Boom or Bust for Aquatics

The medals have all been awareded and life is back to normal in London. Now it's time to step back and assess the legacy of the 2012 games. Every 4 years swimming hits the main stage and it's a great opportunity to showcase what aquatics has to offer. This year, USA swimming kicked off a new …See More
Aug 27, 2012
Ricardo Freitas replied to AIsrEditor's discussion Older Pools ... Gold Mine or Maintenance Money Pit?
"Yes, the pool I ran is from 1941, and has always few maintenance issues but is open 364 days a year! The last 10 years what we did: Resourface bottom. Change filtration system Change pump and motor for a variable speed motor New Chlorine…"
Aug 2, 2012
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Older Pools ... Gold Mine or Maintenance Money Pit?

According to a recent Aquatics International survey, nearly half of the respondents are operating pools that have been in business for at least 20 years. That’s the case at Northwest Branch Pool in Silver Springs, MD. Built nearly 50 years ago, NWB pool has some serious maintenance issues and operators have started a campaign to raise funds to make the necessary (expensive!) repairs.Do you have an older pool? What serious maintenance issues have…See More
Aug 2, 2012
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Jul 10, 2012
AIsrEditor replied to AIsrEditor's discussion Aging Pools ... Is the Magic Gone?
"Good point Ricardo. Programming can make all the difference!"
Jul 10, 2012
Ricardo Freitas replied to AIsrEditor's discussion Aging Pools ... Is the Magic Gone?
"I don't think so! Always a new facility has many things the old ones don't have but what is important is what you schedule for your facility, how interesting it is the programs you offer and how professional is your staff! I run a old…"
Jul 9, 2012
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Aging Pools ... Is the Magic Gone?

Are aging pools losing their allure? That's the question asked in this article published recently in The Herald, a local paper in Washington. The bigger question for operators is ... what can be done about it? Do you have any ideas?Where does the X-Factor fit in? Aquatics…See More
Jul 9, 2012
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Drowning Accident Sparks Investigation

An 11-year-old Texas girl died after she was found floating in a rec center kiddie pool. Surveillance video shows guards did not respond for more than 5 min. An investigation is underway. What went wrong?
Jun 28, 2012
Sue Nelson replied to AIsrEditor's discussion Here's what you missed at the NDPA Adapted Aquatics Conference
"What a great idea!! The first time event brought so many different individuals together.  People wanting to know general information about Adapted Aquatics.  Others wanted information on how to start an Aquatic program for all ages and…"
Jun 25, 2012
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Golden Opportunities

In less than a month, the world will turn its attention to London for the summer Olympic Games. The aquatics venue (designed by the reknowned team at Zaha Hadid Architects) is stunning, and of course, the competition means new interest in aquatics. Swimming and diving are among the most popular events. …See More
Jun 21, 2012

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Golden Opportunities

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

In less than a month, the world will turn its attention to London for the summer Olympic Games. The aquatics venue (designed by the reknowned team at Zaha Hadid Architects) is stunning, and of course, the competition means new interest in aquatics. Swimming and diving are among the most popular events.

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Lesson Learned

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:40am 0 Comments

Yesterday, June 14, I had the chance to be a part of the global water safety event known as the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. Each year since 2010, swimmers around the world have come together simultaneously to break the record and promote the importance of swim lessons. At Blue Buoy Swim School, in Tustin, CA, there were officially 106 enthusiastic…

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Waterpark Hits the High Seas

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

The newest Carnival "Fun Ship",set sail on it's maiden voyage this week, featuring a unique onboard waterpark. Passengers on the Carnival Breeze can experience Carnival WaterWorks, with attractions including a signature Champagne Bowl waterslide and a multi-level interactive play…

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Lifeguards Making it in the Media and other Aquatic News Notes

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 11:14am 0 Comments

There's just something about aquatics that captures the imagination and a new 13-part series debuting this week will profile the experiences of Southern California beach guards. Lifeguard! Southern California premieres Thursday, February 23 on The Weather Channel. Here's more details from the…

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