March 2010 Blog Posts (10)

I set up 152 Swim Classes ONLINE in just over 1 hour!

BFIS (Business Focused Internet Solutions) aka Time2Sign-up has developed an awesome registration program for swim schools. After years of glitches in the old system

that some of my fellow swim school members may remember, this new

system they developed for me is EASY, STATE-OF-THE-ART, and virtually

Error Proof!

We started our May Swim Lessons Registration about five minutes ago so my classes went LIVE at Midnight. This is not an April Fool’s…


Added by Jim Reiser on March 31, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

The Green Gap

I’m contemplating two April events that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, but are actually inexorably linked: the annual Aquatics International salary survey and Earth Day.…


Added by Gary Thill on March 30, 2010 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Need some instructor inservice ideas : )

Please help.

Added by Amanda N Palencia on March 29, 2010 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

Swim Lesson - Certification of Completion for Children

Any good templates or processes that work really well?

Please share!

Added by Amanda N Palencia on March 29, 2010 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Instructor vs Lifeguard War - Help!

Any good inservice ideas to bring the 2 departments together?

Added by Amanda N Palencia on March 29, 2010 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

wave goodbye to waivers?

I have worked at facilities with and without liability waivers. Florida is currently passing a bill to reinstate waivers after ruling recently to disallow them.

from the Orlando sentinel march 21st 2010

'Although it's still early, it looks like Florida lawmakers are divided over one of the tourism industry's…

Added by Andrew Vaughan on March 26, 2010 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Online Swimming Instructor Tests & Certificates of Completion

Online Swimming Instructor Tests & Certificate of Completion

IT’S OFFICIAL! Swim Lessons University and WABC have partnered to bring you and your staff convenient, affordable training for Swimming



Added by Jim Reiser on March 19, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments


I'll be honest, when I first read about Thorpe Park's latest contest I was kind of grossed out. Really I thought? Guests submitting urine samples and 500 pounds to the smelliest "brand ... " But after considering it more, I came to a different conclusion. Any operator brave enough to pull off something like this could surely use it to draw huge amounts of attention to the… Continue

Added by AIsrEditor on March 12, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Teach Slowly, That Students May Learn Quickly

One comment we receive most often from our clients (4000 adults since 1983) is, "It was so great to have time to slow down, feel what's happening, and not be pushed."

It's not news that to learn to swim, people have to feel what the water does for them. But how many teachers skip steps in order to get to the end of the curriculum and check someone off the list? That has been going on for so long that now, many adults have given up on swimming lessons. They think there's something wrong… Continue

Added by Melon Dash on March 7, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lifesaving Doesn't End at the Water's Edge

Over the years, I’ve railed against everything from lifeguard pay to lack of industry cooperation. And I’vegotten some flack from people who say I’m too negative. Why can’t I ever talk about the positive things going on in the industry?

Well, for anyone who ever thought that, this one’s for you. Today, I’m brimming with pride for the aquatics industry, and I have nothing but praise to heap upon it.

If I sound uncharacteristically positive, and even Pollyanna-ish, that’s because… Continue

Added by Gary Thill on March 1, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments

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