December 2012 Blog Posts (4)

The Worldwide Aquatic News Incident Database launched by NSPF, gives FREE Access to all

This is great news for much needed information that can help empower us to seek answers and solutions to problems.

Here's the Media Advisory from National Swimming Pool Foundation - please tell us what you think!

New Searchable Database,, Tracks Aquatic-Related Incidents Worldwide

National Swimming Pool Foundation® provides access free, because information…


Added by Laurie Batter on December 20, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Follow-up on Fortifying your Facility: How to scale up the training for 40-60 lifeguards

Recreation Coordinator II, Beth Frazer, from Consumnes Community Service District, emailed me and commented, “…You have a curriculum for the training and how long it takes for 10 lifeguards… We have 40-60 lifeguards per training, so it would be nice to know how much time to add for each additional lifeguard, or maybe each additional 5 or 10 lifeguards.”

There are several ways to scale up the training to allow for large staff participation: Increase the time allocated for the training…


Added by Pete DeQuincy on December 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A Challenging Transition

I am starting a new chapter in my career. Transitioning from the public to the private sector.


It's a little awkward. 


You see, Oklahoma is sort of a strange place in the aquatics industry, at least to me. It's dominated by the public sector like most of the mid-west is I'm sure. So that's what has made this such a strange transition.

I decided that leaving my cushy public sector job with a city government for a risky private sector job…


Added by Chris Griffith on December 9, 2012 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

Fortifying your Facility

Instructor reviews rescue technique with…


Added by Pete DeQuincy on December 3, 2012 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

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