Sponsored Content: Remember Those Wobbly Wooden Starting Blocks?

Competitive swimming equipment has evolved significantly over the years - the addition of goggles for visual clarity, compression swimsuits for reduced drag and lane lines with specialized disks that quell waves are a few examples. Fortunately, starting blocks technology has also greatly improved over the years!  Read more
Are you in need of CEUS for renewal of a pool operator course or a professional designation, etc?

AOAP offers some amazing on-line educational webinars that may be taken on your schedule. They must be taken as soon as you register for them and include an on-line educational webinar and a quiz that must be turned in after viewing the entire webinar. Click here to see what webinars are being offered.
Add your voice to the MAHC

Help spread the gift of healthy swimming this season by getting involved in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process!  The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) encourages you to add your voice to the MAHC.  Aquatics and public health experts have already started submitting proposed changes for the next edition of the MAHC, which will be released in 2021.  As aquatics professionals, you have valuable insight to contribute about what you have learned in your work that could make aquatics healthier and safer for everyone.  You can sign up to become a CMAHC member, learn more about the MAHC update process, and submit proposed changes to the MAHC at  www.cmahc.org . The deadline to submit proposed changes is midnight on January 6, 2020. 
Lancashire revellers warned to stay together on their night out as part of Don’t Drink and Drown campaign

As part of the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s national Don’t Drink and Drown campaign, this year running from December 2-8, local revellers are being asked not to let any of their friends walk home alone and to watch RLSS UK’s new film on its website to see how easily a fun night out can turn into tragedy. Read it.
British girl, 4, drowned in a Cyprus swimming pool in front of horrified holidaymakers while her mother was on the phone and there was no life guard on duty, inquest hears

A four-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool in front of horrified holiday makers after walking around an inadequate safety fence. Read it.
County closes swim spot that has had multiple drownings

County officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have closed a park that was a popular swimming spot but was also the site of multiple drownings. Read it.
City of Prince Albert receives award for drowning prevention advocacy

Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty presented the City of Prince Albert with the Commonwealth's President's Award on Thursday, only the second time it's been presented to a Saskatchewan organization. Read it.
For a nominal fee, your agency can post a job opening on the AOAP website and in the AOAP Weekly. To learn more about this service click here.
Recreation Coordinator III – Aquatics – Phoenix, Arizona
(Open Until 12/9/19)

Coordinator II, Recreation Manager (Aquatics & Driver Education) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(Open Until 11:59 pm CST on Thursday, December 12, 2019)

Aquatics Guest Services Coordinator
(Closes 12/13/19)

Aquatics Operations Coordinator
(Closes 12/13/19)
Warning: Swimming and deep brain stimulation do not mix

For people with Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation can calm the tremors and tame the unwanted movements that come with the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Read it.
5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Good Leadership Skills

Whether you subscribe to the notion that "everything rises and falls on leadership" or that "culture eats strategy for breakfast" (and, I might add, lunch, dinner, and the midnight snack), no company on the planet can grow without growing leaders first. Read it.
USA Swimming Foundation 2020 Grant Application Reminder
The 2020 USA Swimming Foundation grant application window for swim lesson providers is nearing its end. For detailed application information and processes, click on the documents listed here, or visit the USA Swimming Foundation website at usaswimmingfoundation.org .
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4 Reasons You Haven’t Heard Back After An Interview

Waiting to hear back from a hiring manager or recruiter after an interview can be quite stressful, especially if you’ve made it though the rounds and are waiting for a final decision. Read it.
Job Interview Icebreakers: 6 Ways To Win In Your Job Search

Welcome to “Job Interview GPS”—conversation starters designed so you can reach your desired destination. Just like any journey, how you prepare (and begin) will establish your potential for success. For example, as you think about your viewpoint on the entire job interview process, how would you answer these questions: Read it.
Pete DeQuincy, Aquatics Manager, East Bay Regional Park District, pdequincy@ebparks.org
(Content Manager)

Juliene R. Hefter, Executive Director/CEO, AOAP, 262-894-9772, juliene@aquaticpros.org
(Content Editor)