The Oregon Recreation and Park Association interest section for aquatics professionals. We hold regular meetings throughout the year to share knowledge, provide support and to network with each other. Currently, membership to this group is limited to dues paying ORPA members.See More
Currently I am on a small work group that is looking into what the future (20-50 years out) in aquatics will look like. I am curious to hear from you? What do you see as the next big technology trend?(guards, maintenance, customer service, equipment, facilities, etc).How do you see the professional guard changing in 50 years?If you have any resources on articles on this topic I would love to see those as well.Thanks,SabrinaSee More
"I am also interested in putting together a "dog swim" for the end of summer. My two areas that I am the most uneducated about are the liability side of things and the sponsorship. What waivers/policies do you have in…"
"We have an end of the season Dog Days of Summer shindig that we've done for nearly ten years.
We are an indoor pool in West Valley City, Utah and how it's set up is that we allow dogs under 25lbs for the first thirty minutes and…"
Can you tell me about your doggies swims. We have a facility closure and we are looking at the possibility of a dog swim before we drain the pool.I would love to see your fliers, waivers of liability , check list for events, sponsor forms etc... I would also like to know: What went well?What would you do different?Organization: how did the dogs enter your building, did you do size of dog swims times or all together. Was you pool indoor or outdoor? Did you have any negative consequences ?What…See More
"Sabrina, I hope you don't mind me adding on to your question . . . .
Do any of you have your staff evaluate you/the facility/program etc.? I had not included that as part of my evaluations; but, now that I am almost finished I…"
"I am in the middle of doing evaluations for all my lifeguards - it is my first time doing this at this particular facility, so I am sticking to lifeguards for now; but, may do swim instructors in the spring. I do not have any head guards at this…"
"We do seasonal evaluations too, but just implemented head guard evaluations for the lifeguards at the beginning of the summer season. Each lifeguard evaluates each head guard on a likert scale (1 bad - 5 excellent). The head guards then have…"
"When you are off rotation you are still at work- this is explained at day one. In the wise words of my old boss "if you can lean you can clean".
Follow state guidelines for breaks- clock out and or write it on the schedule so it is…"
"Regarding the $5 per person for lessons, we tell the parents our guards are ARC WSI certified but have given them the option if they want the ARC Swim Lesson certificate for their child their fee will be increased by $5. Most dont care about the ARC…"
"Ann has a good idea, simply recertify all instructors every two years at $35 each, then teach your own swim lesson program. That eliminates all obligation to ARC or a need for an Authorized Provider agreement. Much less costly than $5 per…"
I am a WSC alum too! The new pool is about 1/4 north of the college pool on Colorado Blvd. It is right behind Wal-Mart and City Market. Its a great addition to Gunnison and it has been well used over the past 3 months.