Leland Yarger
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Jim Wheeler commented on Leland Yarger's blog post Looking for Leaders
"Highly insightful Lelan, exactly why for the last ten or more years we (Total Aquatic Management) have been a leading advocate for active supervision and layered protection as well as management by walking around. Until pool managers and supervisors…"
Mar 5, 2011
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Looking for Leaders

Aquatic and Recreation Leaders (Directors, Supervisors, Operation managers…whatever the name) must take an active role as a leader. Leaders are seen, not hidden. All levels of management must be engaged with all levels of employees in their organization and have some appearance that they care what goes on in their facilities.Too often lifeguards fail to see or have any contact with management personnel. Some staff only see senior facility staff when something goes critically wrong. All aquatic…See More
Dec 18, 2009
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Oct 10, 2009
Leland Yarger commented on Leland Yarger's blog post Sanitation of pool decks, walkways and locker areas is as important as water quality.
"Hi Bill, The YMCA Aquatic Facility Management text (2003) provides instruction of 5% bleach solution to a gallon of water for bath / lockerrooms. Steve Dalcher and I made the same reccommendation in Chapter 13 of the Facility Planning and Design…"
Oct 9, 2009
Bill Priest commented on Leland Yarger's blog post Sanitation of pool decks, walkways and locker areas is as important as water quality.
"Hi Leland, If you were going to sanitize a pool deck what would you use? 5% bleach straight out of the bottle would be 50,000 ppm of chlorine. A cup in five gallons must be somewhere a little higher than 500 ppm I think. Shouldn't pool water…"
Oct 9, 2009
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Sanitation of pool decks, walkways and locker areas is as important as water quality.

Most comprehensive aquatic management / operation texts specifically identify the importance of “cleaning and disinfecting” pool decks, walkways and locker areas. The concept of disinfecting is simple, yet often over-looked. The most recognized method of sanitation is to use and 5 percent bleach and water solution in the following areas:DAILY SANITATION: Locker area decks, benches, sinks, toilets, changing tables, shower decks and all walkways.Daily Cleaning: With the water hose......at a…See More
Sep 25, 2009
Gary Thill left a comment for Leland Yarger
"Hi Lee, the Ball State group is looking lonely. You need to get your students and former students to join. Give Slippery Rock a run! Thanks for the great blogs and all you do! Cheers, Gary"
Sep 23, 2009
Leland Yarger is now friends with Robert Burrows and Starfish Aquatics Institute
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Hard Times and Simple Appearances

Aquatic Director's and Supervisor's should make every effort to educate their staff about simple appearances on the job.If patrons see staff (even "down shift" lifeguards) sitting or laying around, reading, texting, making what appear to be personal calls or simply looking bored....it could result in bad PR or worse.As many aquatic leaders know, there is always something needing to be completed at the aquatic complex. Cleaning may top this list, but also conducting equipment inventory and…See More
Sep 18, 2009
Leland Yarger and Robert E. Ogoreuc are now friends
Sep 16, 2009

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Sanitation of pool decks, walkways and locker areas is as important as water quality.

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 11:52am 2 Comments

Most comprehensive aquatic management / operation texts specifically identify the importance of “cleaning and disinfecting” pool decks, walkways and locker areas. The concept of disinfecting is simple, yet often over-looked. The most recognized method of sanitation is to use and 5 percent bleach and water solution in the following areas:



DAILY SANITATION: Locker area decks, benches, sinks, toilets, changing tables, shower decks and all walkways.



Daily Cleaning: With the… Continue

Looking for Leaders

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 12:29pm 1 Comment

Aquatic and Recreation Leaders (Directors, Supervisors, Operation managers…whatever the name) must take an active role as a leader. Leaders are seen, not hidden. All levels of management must be engaged with all levels of employees in their organization and have some appearance that they care what goes on in their facilities.



Too often lifeguards fail to see or have any contact with management personnel. Some staff only see senior facility staff when something goes critically wrong.… Continue

VGB Act fot Crypto? It's Up to You.

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

The Crypto issue may become the next knee jerk reaction federal law. Crypto is clearly a life-threatening issue for aquatic facilities and like entrapment it is not new. All that is needed now is an individual with great political influence to help enact another federal law. This could easily take place because the majority of pool operators, facility owners and local and state health inspectors largely ignore the topics that create situations that lead to a crypto outbreak. Unless facilities… Continue

Hard Times and Simple Appearances

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 10:59am 0 Comments

Aquatic Director's and Supervisor's should make every effort to educate their staff about simple appearances on the job.



If patrons see staff (even "down shift" lifeguards) sitting or laying around, reading, texting, making what appear to be personal calls or simply looking bored....it could result in bad PR or worse.



As many aquatic leaders know, there is always something needing to be completed at the aquatic complex. Cleaning may top this list, but also conducting… Continue

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At 9:50am on September 23, 2009, Gary Thill said…
Hi Lee, the Ball State group is looking lonely. You need to get your students and former students to join. Give Slippery Rock a run!

Thanks for the great blogs and all you do!
Cheers,
Gary
At 3:17pm on September 15, 2009, Jim Wheeler said…
Nice Blog Leland
 
 
 

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