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JULY 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Swim Clinic Teaches Water Safety Basics

Photo Courtesy of USA Swimming
Foundation

Nearly 50 area youth and adults learned the basics of water safety recently at the Swim 1922 Clinic at the Boys & Girls Club at Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y. The clinic, led by 2004 Olympic silver medalist Maritza McClendon, was put on thanks to a partnership between USA Swimming and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and one of the oldest historically African-American sororities.

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REC NEWS

NRPA Offers Tips to Get Involved in Parks & Rec

This July, it's Game On at local parks and recreation centers nationwide during Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Expand Access to National Parks

Thanks to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Energy and BMW of North American, 100 electric vehicle charging stations have been donated for locations in and near national parks across the country.

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School District Leaders Rate Safe, Healthy Students a Top Priority

Results from the 2019 ESSA Title IV-A survey demonstrate a continued need for strong federal investments in the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program.

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CMAHC Announces New Executive Director

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code welcomes Kristie Riester as its new executive director.

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NFWF Announces $2 Million in Conservation Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced six conservation grants totaling $2 million to restore, enhance and protect forest and wetland habitats in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Water Safety & Minority Outreach

Water Safety & Minority Outreach

More than half of aquatic respondents to the annual State of the Industry Report said that their facilities currently provide water safety programs at their facilities, and more than a third of respondents said they are involved in minority outreach.

When it comes to water safety program, 55.2 percent of all aquatic respondents currently provide them. They are led by Ys, where 87.5 percent of respondents currently offer water safety programs. They were followed by colleges (62.2 percent), parks (56.5 percent) and rec centers (54.5 percent).

Some 36.2 percent of respondents said they currently are involved in minority outreach initiatives. These initiatives are most common for Y respondents, 69.9 percent of whom said they are involved in minority outreach. They were followed by camps (45 percent), colleges (42.4 percent) and parks (38.6 percent).

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Filtration Operation: Back to Basics

When it comes to keeping pool water clean and clear, the pool filter is the key. Get back to basics to understand how filtration works.

For more information, read Filtration Operation: Back to Basics.

A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs

Learn-to-swim is the foundation on which aquatic programming is built, for the most part, but adding in recreational and therapeutic elements offers a chance to expand your audience.

For more information, read A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs.

Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in outdoor aquatic park design, including some of the more popular amenities and the challenges of designing such facilities.

For more information, read Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse.

Come On In, The Water's Fine! Effective Systems to Maintain Water Quality

Keeping your pool's water safe and free of waterborne pathogens is crucial for aquatic facility operators.

For more information, read Come On In, The Water's Fine! Effective Systems to Maintain Water Quality.

Water Hazard: Managing Aquatic Risk

Making sure patrons are safe is an essential job. Go back to this article from a decade ago to see how much has changed, and how much is basic common sense.

For more information, read Water Hazard: Managing Aquatic Risk.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

The IHRSA Institute, Aug. 6 to 9 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (www.ihrsa.org)
FRPA Annual Conference, Aug. 26 to 29 in Orlando, Fla. (www.frpa.org)
2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (www.nrpa.org)
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (www.icaa.cc)
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (www.thewahc.org)

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