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Heads Above Water

Lessons, Programs & Technology Help Prevent Drownings

Feature Article - January 2017

Preventing drowning is a job that takes a diverse team of people who care, from lifeguards to pool operators, swim instructors and beyond. Here's a look at the latest in drowning prevention.

Testing the Waters

Tips on Running a Safe & Cost-Effective Aquatic Facility

Supplement Feature - February 2016

With every line item in the budget under scrutiny, aquatic facility managers are looking for ways to reduce operating expenses, while still providing the cleanest, safest and most efficient swimming environment possible.

Safer Waters for All

MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

Feature Article - January 2015

The Model Aquatic Health Code was developed with input from industry experts to provide a guideline for entities managing aquatic facility health and safety issues across the country. Learn more about the code and how it affects your facility, as well as new trends in lifeguarding and more.


'RESPECT' the Water
New Drowning Prevention Campaign Encourages Water Safety

Guest Column - October 2014

You can take precautions to guard against a drowning incident in your pool, but those efforts don't protect patrons once they leave. Enter RESPECT, a new drowning prevention program created by the Association of Aquatic Professionals.

Buoyed by Innovation

The Latest Trends in Aquatic Staffing

Supplement Feature - February 2014

As recreation managers consider how they staff their facilities and train their lifeguards and pool operators, new approaches are buoying them toward more efficient operations and enhanced patron safety. A growing recognition of the weaknesses in staffing approaches today is helping to define this new direction.

On the Safe Side

Make Your Aquatic Center Safe (and Fun!) From the Ground Up

Feature Article - January 2014

From tight control over water quality to staff and visitor education, there are many ways to improve the safety of your aquatic facility.

Calm Water

Trends in Aquatic Health & Safety

Supplement Feature - February 2013

Few things matter more to an aquatic center's prosperity than the health and safety standards that the facility adopts.

Find the Right Lifeguard Station

Problem Solver - August 2012

Guard stations should have platforms that allow lifeguards to sit and stand, continually changing their position. Stations should be positioned close to the pool's edge, allowing the lifeguard easier access to both the station and the water's edge. When they are closer to the water, lifeguards will also be able to communicate more easily with swimmers.


That Can't Happen Here. Can It?
To Prevent Drowning, Empower Lifeguards and Others

Guest Column - November 2011

The summer's news of a drowning in Massachusetts prompted many to exclaim that such a tragedy could never occur at their facility. But is that true? And what should you do to be sure?

Serve & Protect

Aquatic Safety & Staffing

Supplement Feature - February 2010

Sometimes an accident can be localized and quickly corrected. Other times, accidents result in serious bodily injury or even death. Regulations are eventually issued. Aquatic facility directors are aware that practicing safety involves installing and maintaining the right equipment and making sure workers and patrons abide by rules to minimize (and, when possible, eliminate) dangers. Failure to do so can not only result in injury or death, but also in a potential lawsuit and patrons taking their business elsewhere.