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Prevent Drowning at Lifeguarded Pools

Problem Solver - August 2019

To do a better job of protecting the public in lifeguarded pools, it is crucial to incorporate scientific testing for the positioning of lifeguards, on top of continuing to conduct thorough and ongoing lifeguard training.

Aquatic Trends Report

Supplement Feature - February 2019

In our first summary report of Aquatic Trends, we surveyed nearly 1,000 aquatics professionals to find out more about the equipment and amenities found in their facilities, as well as programming, regulatory compliance, major challenges and issues, and much more.

General Trends
Systems & Resources
Outfitting the Aquatic Facility
Certification in Pool Operations
Water Safety & Drowning Prevention
ADA Awareness & Compliance
MAHC Awareness & Participation
Challenges & Issues

On the Front Lines, Making a Difference

Grassroots Efforts & Technology Aim to Prevent Drowning

Feature Article - January 2019

Drowning rates have been relatively flat for the past couple of decades, but grassroots organizations across the country, as well as innovative manufacturers, have been working toward solutions.

Heads Above Water

Lessons, Programs & Technology Help Prevent Drownings

Feature Article - January 2017

Preventing drowning is a job that takes a diverse team of people who care, from lifeguards to pool operators, swim instructors and beyond. Here's a look at the latest in drowning prevention.

Testing the Waters

Tips on Running a Safe & Cost-Effective Aquatic Facility

Supplement Feature - February 2016

With every line item in the budget under scrutiny, aquatic facility managers are looking for ways to reduce operating expenses, while still providing the cleanest, safest and most efficient swimming environment possible.

Safer Waters for All

MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

Feature Article - January 2015

The Model Aquatic Health Code was developed with input from industry experts to provide a guideline for entities managing aquatic facility health and safety issues across the country. Learn more about the code and how it affects your facility, as well as new trends in lifeguarding and more.


'RESPECT' the Water
New Drowning Prevention Campaign Encourages Water Safety

Guest Column - October 2014

You can take precautions to guard against a drowning incident in your pool, but those efforts don't protect patrons once they leave. Enter RESPECT, a new drowning prevention program created by the Association of Aquatic Professionals.

Buoyed by Innovation

The Latest Trends in Aquatic Staffing

Supplement Feature - February 2014

As recreation managers consider how they staff their facilities and train their lifeguards and pool operators, new approaches are buoying them toward more efficient operations and enhanced patron safety. A growing recognition of the weaknesses in staffing approaches today is helping to define this new direction.

On the Safe Side

Make Your Aquatic Center Safe (and Fun!) From the Ground Up

Feature Article - January 2014

From tight control over water quality to staff and visitor education, there are many ways to improve the safety of your aquatic facility.

Calm Water

Trends in Aquatic Health & Safety

Supplement Feature - February 2013

Few things matter more to an aquatic center's prosperity than the health and safety standards that the facility adopts.