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JANUARY 2022 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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PHTA Funds Swim Lessons for Nearly 6,300 Children in 2021

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and its foundation are celebrating the donors who made 2021 a record-setting year for the alliance's Step Into Swim initiative, which is committed to safe swim education. The program raised more than $1 million and provided swim lessons to 6,297 children, with support from major founding partner Every Child A Swimmer and other industry leaders.

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Free Webinar! Safety & Maintenance Considerations for Successful Splashpad Design

REC NEWS

IAAPA Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has released its global schedule of this year's in-person events.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.

STMA Names 2022 'Innovative Award' Winners

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) announced its "Innovative Award" winners, representing groundbreaking technology that advances the sports field industry in major ways.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.

Keep America Beautiful Recognizes 2021 Grant Recipients

Keep America Beautiful recognized the recipients of the 2021 Community Improvement Grant to support areas in and around Martin Luther King Jr. corridors and neighborhoods.

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Regional Trail Network Creates New Access for Millions of Bay Area Residents

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and the Bay Area Trails Collaborative released the first comprehensive map detailing a plan to connect 2,590 miles of regional trails.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.

National Park Foundation Funds Learning Opportunities

The National Park Foundation announced 92 Open OutDoors for Kids grants to connect children to meaningful learning experiences with parks across the country.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.


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Free Webinar! Safety & Maintenance Considerations for Successful Splashpad Design

Feb. 2, 2022
2 p.m. EST

There's no denying the popularity of Splashpads in large and small communities across the nation. In many cases, Splashpads are replacing old wading pools. In others, a Splashpad is being introduced in lieu of a swimming pool or as a brand-new attraction.

Beneath the eye-catching features of these attractions is an intricate system that controls water usage and quality, and ensures your attraction is safe, efficient and sustainable over time. When it comes to sanitation, and chemical, mechanical and preventive maintenance, water management and a well-thought-out maintenance program is at the heart of every successful Splashpad design project.

The key to successfully maintaining a Splashpad is to design and install it with maintenance in mind. In this presentation you will:

  • Explore the different maintenance requirements for flowthrough and recirculation water management systems, and how this impacts design.
  • Discover Splashpad design strategies to mitigate some of the more common maintenance issues.
  • Gain an understanding of systems, maintenance requirements and lifecycle, and how to integrate the right solutions at the project design stage.

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Free Webinar! Safety & Maintenance Considerations for Successful Splashpad Design
Nearly 8 in 10 Aquatics Professionals Offer Learn-to-Swim Programs

INDUSTRY STATS


Nearly 8 in 10 Aquatics Professionals Offer Learn-to-Swim Programs

According to Recreation Management's Aquatic Trends Report, nearly eight out of 10 (77.7%) aquatic respondents said they currently provide learn-to-swim programs at their aquatic facilities.

Of those who currently provide learn-to-swim programs, almost all (94.8%) provide such programming for children ages 17 and younger. Another 71.9% provide learn-to-swim programs for parents and babies or toddlers, such as mommy—or daddy—and me classes. Almost two-thirds (65.2%) said they provide learn-to-swim programs for adults ages 18 and up, and 36.1% provide learn-to-swim programs for seniors. (See Figure 21.)

To read the Aquatic Trends Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/feature/202201SU01.

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

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Here are some past stories from Recreation Management.

Fields of Green: Smart Strategies & New Ideas in Sports Field Maintenance

Managing and maintaining sports fields is a big job, made bigger when your fields are seeing a lot of use. Here, we examine how to get the most use out of fields, whether natural turf or synthetic.

For more information, read Fields of Green: Smart Strategies & New Ideas in Sports Field Maintenance.

Aquatic Facility Goals

Enjoyed the Aquatic Trends Report? There's more! We asked respondents about their goals for their facilities for the coming year. Find out what they had to say.

For more information, read Aquatic Facility Goals.

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 ideas on how to come back with a splash.

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

Safety, Durability & Performance: Trends in Synthetic Turf

Today's synthetic turf is easier on athletes while continuing to provide a low-maintenance surface that can provide far more hours of play and practice than natural turf fields.

For more information, read Safety, Durability & Performance: Trends in Synthetic Turf.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

In Brookhaven, Ga., a public-private partnership brings high-level tennis instruction to the community at the Blackburn Tennis Center. And with a new lighting upgrade, it does so even more efficiently and effectively.

For more information, read Keep Your Eye on the Ball.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

AOAP 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 7 to 10 (https://aquaticpros.org/conference-exposition/)
2022 ACA National Conference, Feb. 8 to 11 (www.acacamps.org/conference)
CPRS Conference & Expo, March 8 to 11 (www.cprs.org/education/conference)
Amusement Expo International 2022, March 15 to 17 (www.amusementexpo.org)
NIRSA 2022 Annual Conference, March 20 to April 1 (www.nirsa.org)

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