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JUNE 2022 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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CPSC: Fatal Child Drownings Remain High

Fatal child drownings and nonfatal drowning injuries in children younger than 15 remain high, according to the annual drowning and submersion report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC urged families to make water safety a priority, particularly as children return to community pools and summer camps after two summers of COVID precautions that lowered attendance at public swimming venues. Child drownings continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4.

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REC NEWS

$2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking applications for its Pool Safely Grant Program to assist state and local governments in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas.

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Research Says Wyoming Is Best State to Get Fit for Free

Research conducted by a global discount voucher website has found that Wyoming is the best state for Americans to get fit for free during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

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Recreate Responsibly Coalition Promotes Safety

Amid sustained demand for outdoor spaces, it is increasingly important that everyone recreating outside take actions to protect each other and the wild spaces we all love.

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National Park Foundation Announces Partnership to Support Deferred Maintenance Projects

The National Park Foundation and The Corps Network announced the launch of the NPS Youth Corps Partnership, an initiative to assist national park sites to engage the Conservation Corps in completing critical maintenance work made possible by the Great American Outdoors Act.

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ACSM Recognizes Honor and Citation Award Winners

The American College of Sports Medicine recognized several distinguished award recipients at its annual meeting and world congresses.

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Ys Lead the Way on Water Safety Programming

INDUSTRY STATS

Ys Lead the Way on Water Safety Programming

Respondents to Recreation Management's Industry Report survey whose facilities included aquatic elements such as indoor and outdoor pools, splash play areas and hot tubs were more likely than not to provide some sort of water safety programming. More than half (54.1%) of all aquatic respondents said they currently include water safety programs at their facilities.

Aquatic respondents from Ys were by far the most likely to offer such programming, with 81.1% indicating they currently include water safety programming at their facilities. They were followed by parks (61.7%) and schools (61.1%). More than half of aquatic respondents from rec centers (55%) and health clubs (54.5%) also said they include water safety programs at their facilities.

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Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks have been a respite amidst the pandemic, and many adapted effectively to continue reaching their constituents with passive and active recreation. In this section of the Industry Report, we'll consider how things are beginning to transition back to normal for parks and recreation professionals.

For more information, read Trends in Parks & Recreation.

2022 Trends in Camp Facilities

From sleepaway youth camps to destination campgrounds, RV parks and more, camp facilities help visitors get in touch with the great outdoors. This article examines the responses to the Industry Report survey from professionals working for camp facilities.

For more information, read 2022 Trends in Camp Facilities.

Inclusivity & Equity: Hallmarks in the Design of New Recreation & Wellness Centers

Community recreation centers provide myriad programming opportunities to local citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, boosting physical, mental and social wellness.

For more information, read Inclusivity & Equity: Hallmarks in the Design of New Recreation & Wellness Centers.

Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics: Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

There are ways to plan outdoor facilities to fit your budget—making space for additions for when more money is available, programming to generate revenue and maximizing space in the design.

For more information, read Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics: Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities.

Dog Parks: Port Elliot Dog Park in New South Wales, Australia

Community and local government support combined to get this dog park up and running, with a creative solution in place to handle pet waste.

For more information, read Dog Parks: Port Elliot Dog Park in New South Wales, Australia.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

IHRSA 2022, June 22 to 24 (www.ihrsa.org)
2022 IDEA World Convention, July 20 to 24 (www.ideafit.com)
2022 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 20 to 22 (www.nrpa.org)
2022 WWA Show, Oct. 4 to 7 (www.waterparks.org)
World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 12 to 14 (www.phta.org)

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