June 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Do you have a plan in place to prevent RWIs this season and beyond?

Summer time is unfortunately when we see uptick in RWIs around the country. And also it is unfortunate that RWIs are on the rise in general. For this reason, the National Swimming Pool Foundation invested a great deal of time to produce the first ever online course and handbook to help professionals understand and prevent these illnesses, with the goal of ensuring a safer summer of fun for pool goers. And it goes without saying, that's…


Added by Laurie Batter on June 22, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

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.



Added by AIsrEditor on June 20, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Are health insurance plans giving you a huge headache?

Here's a blog post from Tom Lachocki at National Swimming Pool Foundation, sharing his perspective. 


Added by Laurie Batter on June 19, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Lesson Learned

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…


Added by AIsrEditor on June 15, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Help Wanted; are we looking at a national Lifeguard shortage?

As I troll the internet looking for news stories related to aquatics i am noticing a very real and scary trend over the past few weeks; there aren't enough Lifeguards.  In  Tulsa Oklahoma  the city was unable to open all five of their pools when scheduled last week due to a shortage of Lifeguards.  According to Tulsa Parks spokesperson Rob Hendrick the staff was five or six Lifeguards short of the number needed to safely open the last pool.  In Columbus Ohio the Columbus Recreation and Parks…


Added by Nick Bacon on June 12, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Waterpark Hits the High Seas

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 structure.

Photo courtesy WhiteWater West…


Added by AIsrEditor on June 7, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

The Conference Nobody Attended: Today

Today was to be the start of the End of Drowning World Conference for Swimming and SCUBA Instructors in Sarasota, FL.

The website stated exactly what the meeting would contribute to instructors of swimming and SCUBA diving. It was perhaps too powerful for people to believe. Or maybe people think they already know it.

Midway through the marketing campaign, the title of the meeting was changed. I thought,…


Added by Melon Dash on June 1, 2012 at 2:17am — 2 Comments

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