Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code Announces AOAP Education Sessions

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will partner with the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) to offer MAHC Tracks for the third consecutive year during the AOAP Annual Conference & Exposition, which is scheduled for Feb. 10 to 17, 2024 in Reno, Nev. CMAHC will also host two pre-conference courses, as well as its triennial Vote on the Code conference.

The Vote on the Code conference brings together members of the aquatics industry, public health and academia to participate in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process. Governed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the MAHC is the only all-inclusive national pool code that addresses current aquatic issues and provides voluntary guidelines to prevent injury and illness at public aquatic venues. During Vote on the Code, stakeholders can use their voice to shape the next iteration (5th edition) of the MAHC. For more information on Vote on the Code 2024, click here.

MAHC Tracks are educational sessions on the MAHC, presented by CMAHC and industry leaders. Workshops will include topics such as “Creating a Comprehensive Safety Plan: Mitigating Risks and Ensuring Safety,” presented by Johnathan Nies of Counsilman-Hunsaker, “Making Waves in Pueblo County: Journey Through a MAHC Adoption,” presented by Julian Lucero and Autumn Whittaker of the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, “Lifeguarding Today,” presented by Dewey Case of CMAHC, Wess Long of StarGuard Elite, Mike Espino of City of Lompoc, Craig Sears of Sears Pool Management and Joe Stefanyak of Jeff Ellis & Associates Inc., and “Interim CDC Guidance for Surf Venues,” presented by Michele Hlavsa Ms. Of the CDC.  

CMAHC will also host two pre-conference workshops: a Certified Pool Operator Course led by Dewey Case, CMAHC Technical Director; and an Aquatic Venue Public Health Inspector Course, led by Kristie Riester, CMAHC Executive Director.

The AOAP Annual Conference & Exposition will also be held in tandem with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance’s annual Water Safety Conference.

To learn more about the conference, click here.