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Will the Olympics Come Back to the US?

2024 is eleven years away but that hasn’t deterred the US Olympic Committee (USOC) from thinking about the future.  After a two repeated failed bid attempts (New York City in 2012 and Chicago 2016), the USOC recently sent letters to 35 mayors, inviting them to consider bidding for the 2024 Olympics.…

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Added by Paul Graves on February 26, 2013 at 11:44pm — No Comments

When was the last time you had some training?

As aquatic professionals we owe it to ourselves and the public we serve to take part in regular professional development. In March the Association of Aquatic Professionals will be hosting their second annual conference in Austin, Texas. The first conference last year was a great event and the line up of speakers and traininers looks great again this year.

 

Maybe you can't afford to go to Texas to train, if so then I  still encourage you to find something closer to home. Local…

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Added by Jim Wheeler on January 27, 2013 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

March is the Month for Opportunity!!!

Two exciting conferences are coming up soon and all aquatic professionals should do their best to be there. One is the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP), March 3 March 6 in Austin, TX and the other is National Drowning Prevention Alliance(NDPA) in Ft. Lauderdale March 13-15, 2013. While both conferences offer excellent educational and networking possibilities, they do cater to slightly different audiences.  AOAP tends to draw aquatic professionals working at municipal pools, YMCA,…

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Added by Tom Griffiths on February 11, 2013 at 9:20am — 2 Comments

The Power of the Secondary Lifeguard

Instructor reviewing how to assist the…

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Added by Pete DeQuincy on February 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Value of Public Speaking and Leadership

Making a new pool presentation? Signing a new customer to a pool service route? Giving a seminar at a pool and spa trade show? Speaking at your local Rotary club?

Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. – A. Lincoln

Whether you are planning a speaking engagement, or just prefer to appear more professional, here are a few thoughts on the value of public speaking and leadership.

I was at Parents Night to get introduced to…

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Added by Tom Lachocki on February 20, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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