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APRIL 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Note & Float Program Reaches Lifesaving Milestone

The Note & Float Life Jacket Fund, a nonprofit that donates life jackets to swimming pools wishing to participate in the Note & Float drowning prevention program, announced that it has now donated more than 1,000 life jackets. Pools that receive life jackets from the program have discovered that their rescues declined by more than 50 percent, and their swim lesson enrollments have consistently doubled.

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Water Odyssey - Creating Compelling Aquatic Play Experiences

REC NEWS

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Begins Operations

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) officially launched April 1, unifying the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).

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Women's Sports Foundation Reports on Girls' Sports Experience

New research from girls ages 7 to 13 who play sports reveals that when girls like their coaches, they are more likely to keep playing as they get older, to see the importance of being active, and to love their sport.

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Survey: Local Governments Should Invest in Natural Disaster Response

According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association, the majority of Americans agree it's important for parks and recreation to play a role in disaster response and recovery, such as wildfires, hurricanes and floods.

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4-H Identifies Best Practices to Engage Youth in Health Programs

National 4-H Council, in partnership with the University of Arizona, announced the release of a special report highlighting key learnings of youth-focused healthy living programming through its 4-H Healthy Habits program.

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Celebrate National Park Week 2019

National Park Week, April 20 to 28, has something for everyone!

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INDUSTRY STATS

Life Preserver Programs

Life Preserver Programs

In the 2019 Aquatic Industry Report, we asked aquatic respondents about their use of life preservers for less skilled swimmers as a drowning prevention tool. More than half (54.2 percent) of all aquatic respondents said they use this tactic at their facility. Respondents whose operating costs were higher were more likely to use this strategy than facilities with lower average operating costs. Among those whose average annual expenditure in 2017 were more than $500,000, 61.7 percent said they used life preservers at their facilities. This compares with 54.9 percent of those with expenditures between $250,000 and $499,999, and 51.4 percent for those whose expenditures are less than $250,000. For those with expenditures less than $100,000, 46.3 percent use life preservers at their facilities.

See our entire State of the Industry Report here.


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Intelligent Design: Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

The challenges of modern-day park design are being met by innovative thinkers who are finding new ways to balance demographics, political forces, investment priorities, geography and other contributing factors.

For more information, read Intelligent Design: Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces.

UNC Greensboro Aquatics Go Green

There's a growing trend among athletic aquatic facilities to install eco-friendly equipment. The University of North Carolina in Greensboro recently updated its aquatic facility with energy-efficient equipment.

For more information, read UNC Greensboro Aquatics Go Green.

Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design

Locker room design has come a long way in the past few decades, providing more comfortable amenities that are sure to please patrons.

For more information, read Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design.

Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

Parks and recreation facilities, as well as schools and college campuses, have long been at the forefront of innovative and sustainable design. Find out how some facilities use small steps to go greener.

For more information, read Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities.

Design Corner: Control Central

In the fun and excitement of considering the latest bells and whistles, proper attention to one of the recreation center's most important features—the control desk—is sometimes overlooked.

For more information, read Design Corner: Control Central.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2019 Climbing Wall Summit, May 15 to 17 in Loveland, Colo. (www.climbingwallindustry.org)
NSGA 2019 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, May 19 to 21 in Braselton, Ga. (www.nsga.org)
ACSM 2019 Annual Meeting, May 28 to June 1 in Orlando, Fla. (www.acsmannualmeeting.org)
2019 Ice Sports Industry Conference & Trade Show, June 4 to 7 in Chicago (www.skateisi.org)
2019 North American Coach Development Summit, June 17 to 19 in Colorado Springs (www.shapeamerica.org)

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