JANUARY 2021

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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FEATURES

Here's to Health!: Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies

Here's to Health!

Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on how we look at disease prevention and safety in recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Here, we look at best practices to protect patrons' health while keeping them engaged.

Safer Sports: The Best Ways to Keep Sports and Fitness Activities Going During a Pandemic

Safer Sports

The Best Ways to Keep Sports and Fitness Activities Going During a Pandemic

Bringing people together for sports and activities is all part of the day's work, but in the midst of a pandemic, it can be tricky to figure out what's safest. Here, we talked to some experts to find out the ideal practices for socially distant sports.

Safer in the Water: Tools & Best Practices for Drowning Prevention

Safer in the Water

Tools & Best Practices for Drowning Prevention

From lifeguard training and water safety programing to technology that aids in drowning prevention, there are myriad ways to ensure aquatic facilities are as safe as possible.

A Safe Space: Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

A Safe Space

Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

From careful design and manufacturing through installation and use, safer playgrounds are made possible through continual innovation and ongoing maintenance. Learn more about how to keep kids safe while they're having fun.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Helping Commercial Aquatic Facilities

Proactive Upgrades Reduce Operating Costs

Commercial pools have been hit hard by the pandemic. Being proactive with an aquatic energy audit is one way to help pool managers lower their costs.

Camp Leads the Way

Early Action, Layers of Compliance Made for a Successful Camp Experience in 2020

Expanding on our In Service column about the American Camp Association, we take a look at how many camps were able to adjust to the pandemic, institute new practices and operate successfully and safely based on the organization’s guidance.

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GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS

2020: The Year of the Dog

Dogs have been the real winners over the past year, as social distancing requirements have kept more people at home with their canine companions. Dog parks have provided the perfect outlet for two- and four-legged friends to socialize.

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FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / AQUATICS

A New Home for Swimming Stars
>> AquaChamps Swim School // Oakland Park, Fla.

AquaChamps Swim School has been offering comprehensive aquatic instruction to people of all abilities and ages since 1953, from infant swimming to competitive swim teams. In May 2020, they opened the doors of their new state-of-the-art aquatic facility in Oakland Park, Fla.