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NOVEMBER 2021 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Aquatic Groups to Co-Locate Conferences to
Expand Reach

The Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) announced the co-location of their flagship conferences in 2023 and 2024. The events will take place side-by-side at the same location beginning in February 2023 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.

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Economic Analysis Illustrates COVID-19 Impact on Outdoor Industry

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released new data on the economic impact of outdoor recreation in 2020. BEA found outdoor recreation accounted for $689 billion in consumer spending and 1.8% of gross domestic product in 2020.

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New York Soccer Initiative Opens 50th Mini-Soccer Pitch

The New York City Soccer Initiative partners celebrated the completion of the five-year initiative with the unveiling of a final mini-pitch at P.S. 194 Shuang Wen in Chinatown, Manhattan.

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Keep America Beautiful Merges With RETREET

Keep America Beautiful officially announced a merger with RETREET, the national authority in post-disaster tree planting.

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Report: Local Officials Face Harassment, Threats at Alarming Rate

The National League of Cities released a new report that finds harassment, threats and violence directed at local elected officials are rising at an alarming rate.

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NRPA Applauds Passage of Infrastructure and Jobs Act

The National Recreation and Park Association applauds the final passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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Respondents With Waterparks Have Highest Average Expenditures

INDUSTRY STATS

Respondents With Waterparks Have Highest Average Expenditures

According to the 2021 Aquatic Trends Report, aquatic respondents whose amenities included waterparks were the most likely to report that their average operating costs exceed $500,000 annually. Among those whose facilities include waterparks, 63.1% said they had an average operating expenditure of at least $500,000 while 36.9% spent less than $500,000 on their annual aquatic operations.

Those who included at least one aquatic park were also more likely than others to report higher operating costs, with 46.2% indicating their costs were greater than $500,000 and 53.8% reporting a cost of $500,000 or less.

More than seven out of 10 respondents whose facilities include at least one indoor pool (71.8%) or at least one outdoor pool (71.7%) said their average annual operating expenditure was less than $500,000.

To read the Aquatic Trends Report, visit: https://recmanagement.com/feature/202102SU01.

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202106.


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Getting Back Together: Events Get Back on Track, With Safety Front & Center

The pandemic may have put a halt to in-person events for a while, but event planners are getting back on track, ensuring we can all gather again, safely.

For more information, read Getting Back Together: Events Get Back on Track, With Safety Front & Center.

Pandemic Challenges Access to Youth Sports

According to a recent survey of youth sports parents, about four out of 10 kids who previously played sports face reduced services during the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information, read Pandemic Challenges Access to Youth Sports.

Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery

Most waterparks felt a deep impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but many took advantage of the downtime to upgrade their guest experience. If you're ready to tackle that project, read on to get some advice on how to come back with a splash.

For more information, read Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery.

New Report: Fitness Fans Are Flocking Back to Facilities

The recent Les Mills 2021 Global Fitness Report shows how the world plans to work out post-pandemic, finding that live workouts and "omnichannel fitness" will win big.

For more information, read New Report: Fitness Fans Are Flocking Back to Facilities.

Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

For many facilities, when the mercury drops, outdoor programming comes to an end. But smart planning and flexibility can enable fun in the great outdoors on a year-round basis.

For more information, read Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

19th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Dec. 7 to 9 (www.phta.org)
2022 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 17 to 20 (www.stma.org/conference)
IAAPA FEC Summit 2022, Jan. 23 to 25 (www.iaapa.org)
AOAP 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 7 to 10 (www.aquaticpros.org)
2022 ACA National Conference, Feb. 8 to 11 (www.acacamps.org/conference)

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