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JUNE 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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CPSC Finds Steady Rise in Fatal Child Drownings

A new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combating child drownings, particularly as many families prepare to spend more time at home this summer to curb the spread of COVID-19. Child drownings remain the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4.

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REC NEWS

Survey: Majority of Adults Find Virtual Health Resources Valuable

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a large majority (82%) of adults find virtual health resources valuable, according to a National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

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Trust for Public Land Issues Statement on Protests in Public Parks

"Our country's parks and public spaces are sacred places for community expression, and have a long and proud history of being catalysts for progress," said Diane Regas, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land.

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Great American Cleanup Events Slated to Resume

Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit committed to improving and beautifying our communities, announced the annual Great American Cleanup is resuming and will run through Oct. 18.

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Rails-to-Trails Says INVEST in America Act Goes Far to Deliver Needed Transportation Infrastructure

The "Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act," the federal transportation reauthorization bill released by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, delivers substantial opportunities to fuel the future of walking and biking across the United States, according to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

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CPSA Board Approves Affiliation With PHTA

In an effort to build upon the value it provides the industry and ensure its sustainability, the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) board of directors voted to affiliate with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Industry Report: More Respondents Providing Swim Lessons to Children

Industry Report: More Respondents Providing Swim Lessons to Children The majority of aquatic respondents to the 2020 Industry Report Survey reported that they currently provide programming at their aquatic facilities—everything from swim lessons to lap swimming, lifeguard training and beyond. Some 94.1% of aquatic respondents said they offer aquatic programming. This includes 100% of aquatic respondents from colleges, schools, health clubs and rec centers. Nearly all respondents from Ys (98.6%) said they offer aquatic programming. Slightly fewer parks (92%) and camps (88.9%) said there was aquatic programming at their facilities.

The most common program offered is leisure swim time, which can be found at a majority (85.1%) of aquatic respondents' facilities. Other programs provided by at least two-thirds of aquatic respondents include learn-to-swim for children (81.9%), lap swimming (75.9%), lifeguard training (74.5%), and aquatic exercise programs (68.4%).

The number of respondents providing learn-to-swim programs for children grew 1.9 points, from 80% in 2019. Other areas that saw growth include youth swim teams (up 6.5), aquatic exercise (up 3.9), swim meets (up 2.8), lap swimming (up 2), special needs programs (up 1) and lifeguard training (up 0.3).

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Aquatic Pros Talk Design: Plan Ahead for Operational Success

In order to achieve operational success at your aquatic facility, you need to start with the design, factoring in your audience and market, as well as how to create aesthetic appeal.

For more information, read Aquatic Pros Talk Design: Plan Ahead for Operational Success.

Aquatic Pros Talk Safety: Facility Audits, Staff Training, Swim Lessons & More

Whether it's a community pool, a waterpark or a resort amenity, each aquatic facility has its own unique needs when it comes to safety. Find out more about how to improve safety at your facility.

For more information, read Aquatic Pros Talk Safety: Facility Audits, Staff Training, Swim Lessons & More.

Aquatic Pros Talk Equipment: Aquatic Systems & Mechanical Design Considerations

We talked to two pool manufacturer executives and a certified service technician to find out what pool operators should know about pumps, heaters, chlorination systems, secondary disinfection, efficiency, sustainability and safety of water and air.

For more information, read Aquatic Pros Talk Equipment: Aquatic Systems & Mechanical Design Considerations.

Managing Aquatic Maintenance: Automation Helps Boost Efficiency & Safety

Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your aquatic facility running at peak efficiency. Learn more about the steps you should take to keep your aquatics in prime condition.

For more information, read Managing Aquatic Maintenance: Automation Helps Boost Efficiency & Safety.

Improve the Pool Environment, Improve the Bottom Line

Savvy aquatic facility managers know that in order to keep their pools running optimally, they need to stay on top of the latest technological advancements.

For more information, read Improve the Pool Environment, Improve the Bottom Line.

WEBINARS

If you've got some downtime, take a moment to learn more about your facility operations by viewing this Recreation Management webinar:

Four Technologies to Reduce Costs & Improve Water Quality

In this webinar, aquatic operational managers, facility managers, swim coaches and other key stakeholders at aquatic facilities can learn about four cost-saving technologies. Discussion topics include automation equipment, disinfection and filtration. Learn more about how regenerative media filters, ultraviolet disinfection, chemical control and variable frequency drives can improve operations at your aquatic facility, lowering your operational costs while improving water quality, creating a safe and pleasant swimming environment for all.

To view this and other webinars, visit www.recmanagement.com/webinars.


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