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Photo Courtesy of USA Swimming Foundation

USA Swimming Grants Will Boost
Learn-to-Swim Programs

The USA Swimming Foundation—the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming—raises funds to support programs that help save lives and strengthen the sport of swimming. Recently it announced that it has awarded more than $500,000 to learn-to-swim programs across the United States, which will help provide swim lessons to more than 25,000 children through the foundation's Make a Splash Local Partners.

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ACE Simplifies Options for Aspiring Personal Trainers

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has simplified and made more compelling its choices for those exploring investment in a certified personal trainer study program.

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Congressional Briefing Highlights Role of Coaches in Young Women's Development

Coach-mentors like those in the U.S. Soccer Foundation's national youth soccer program, Soccer for Success, are key to putting young people on the path to lifelong health and wellness, leadership training and success, participants at a congressional briefing said.

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NFL Foundation Aims to Boost Activity in School

The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 announced the fifth year of the NFL FLAG-In-Schools Program, which aims to increase physical activity among youth by providing flag football resources to underserved school communities.

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Unveils Routing for Great American Rail-Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy unveiled its preferred route for the Great American Rail-Trail, underscoring the organization's commitment to creating an iconic piece of American infrastructure that connects more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over more than 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State.

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USGA, First Tee Collaborate to Bring Kids to Golf

The USGA and First Tee, a youth development organization dedicated to helping youth build character through the game of golf, will debut the "Junior Experience featuring First Tee" at the 119th U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, Calif., June 10 to 16.

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Learn-to-Swim Outreach

Learn-to-Swim Outreach

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black children ages 5 to 14 are three times more likely to die from unintentional drowning than white children. We asked respondents to our annual Aquatics Industry Report about their outreach programs for swimming lessons to see if they try to reach not only minorities, but also low-income populations, as well as those who have a fear of the water. Nearly three in 10 respondents (28 percent) said they currently have a low-income outreach program, while 16.3 percent have a minority outreach program. Another fifth (19.9 percent) said they offer learn-to-swim programs that aim to help patrons overcome a fear of water.

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New Pool Rules: The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone

Diverse aquatic programming and the diverse communities it serves have had a big impact on the way natatoriums are designed.

For more information, read New Pool Rules: The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone.

The Future of Community Aquatic Centers

Communities looking to serve the needs of all have branched out when it comes to aquatic center design, providing far more than a simple place to swim laps.

For more information, read The Future of Community Aquatic Centers.

Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

To keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers and the water sparkling and clear, you need to take care of daily, weekly, monthly and other regular tasks.

For more information, read Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures.

Evaluating Eye & Respiratory Symptoms at an Indoor Waterpark

When an indoor waterpark saw trouble with eye and respiratory symptoms among staff and swimmers, this investigation uncovered the culprit and suggested solutions.

For more information, read Evaluating Eye & Respiratory Symptoms at an Indoor Waterpark.

Starting Out Small: From Spray Park to Aquatics Complex

Facing not-uncommon budget constraints, public park and recreation leaders might wish to consider a phased approach to creating an aquatics facility that offers some amenities sooner, with more offerings to come later as resources permit.

For more information, read Starting Out Small: From Spray Park to Aquatics Complex.


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