November 2022

PHTA Commits to Growing Aquatic Talent Pipeline

After a couple of years of workforce disruption that has made it difficult for aquatic facilities to find lifeguards and other aquatic professionals, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is jumping into the waters of workforce development. Its new Pool Professionals Pipeline program is designed to help its members find workers, drive awareness amongst today's jobseekers, and foster long-term career progression in the pool, hot tub and aquatics industry.

$91 Million in Grants Awarded Through America the Beautiful Challenge

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) joined partners from the public and private sectors to announce nearly $91 million in grants through the America the Beautiful Challenge. (ATBC). The 55 grants will support landscape-scale conservation projects in 42 states and three U.S. territories, leveraging $50.7 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of about $141.7 million.

Adaptive, Inclusive Programming Essential for Parks and Recreation

Adaptive and inclusive programming are essential to communities, providing more access to a wider variety of people of all abilities. A recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) showed that U.S. adults are highly supportive of adaptive and inclusive recreation programming provided through local park and recreation agencies.

Schools With Athletic Trainers Are Better Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says

A new study investigates how often emergency medical services were called for sport-related emergencies based on access to athletic training services. The study found that schools with athletic trainers are better prepared for sport-related emergencies than those without.