FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Programs, Audits Are Key to Enhancing Aquatic Safety
Keeping swimmers safe is the most crucial task for aquatic facility managers. Luckily, there are plenty of tools at your disposal, from water safety training for patrons to lifeguard certification and training for a variety of types of aquatic facilities and more.
Safety & Risk on the Playground
Play equipment is meticulously designed to protect children from catastrophic injury, but it shouldn't eliminate risk entirely. Finding the right balance is important to encouraging children's growth without risking their health.
New Trends in Sports Facility Security & Safety
At the college and professional levels, sports facility security is often a full-time job. But high schools, park districts and other providers of sports tournaments and programs can learn from the pros to improve safety at their own facilities.
The Importance of Training in Improving Safety
Whether it's certification for fitness trainers and climbing instructors, or orientation for club members, training and education are a crucial pillar in providing safety at your facility.
One of the fastest, easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and save money at your aquatic facility is to replace incandescent pool lighting with today's improved LED lighting.
Tarps are an important tool to protect sports fields from weather damage. But it's equally important to protect your crew.
Eight Benefits of Natural Grass
While many facilities are transitioning their sports fields to synthetic turf, natural grass turf can provide many useful benefits.
In Full Color
New Options Make Tensioned Membrane Structures a Solid Choice
Tensioned membrane structures can be a great, quick solution when you want your facility up and running fast. And with new color options, your ability to customize a unique design has vastly expanded.
A Community Rebuilds
Parker's Park in West, Texas
After losing his father to a fertilizer plant explosion, one boy sought to transform and heal his community through a playground rebuild.
Rebuilt in a Flash
Greater Naples YMCA in Naples, Fla.
When lightning struck this community's beloved YMCA, everyone came together to provide a temporary home for important programs while the facility was quickly rebuilt.