Children with special needs learn valuable skills to prevent drowning at new adaptive swimming class

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children with autism and experts say education is the best way to prevent them. Read it.
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'Where have all the lifeguards gone?': Shortage forces northern B.C. pools to reduce hours

Pools in northern B.C. are dealing with a shortage of qualified lifeguards, forcing some facilities to scale back their hours as they try to recruit new people to the job. Read it.
Dottie Weiner, Marco Island's beloved swim instructor, dies at 97

Dottie Murray Weiner, swim instructor to thousands in Marco Island, died Nov. 24, according to a YMCA news release. She was 97. Read it.
Little boy surprised by first responders who saved him from drowning

Corpus Christi EMS surprised Damien on his eighth birthday, months after saving him from drowning at Padre Balli Park Beach. Read it.
Lifeguard training turns 'real-life' after fisherman swept off rocks at Piha

A fisherman was swept off rocks at Piha Beach but managed to have his life saved by lifeguards taking part in a training exercise. Read it.
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Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time,  there is concern about the potentially dangerous heat. Read it.
What Meditation Can Do for Your Leadership

One of the things that stands in the way of many leaders’ success — and therefore the success of their companies — is their ego. Read it.
Charlotte employees build bikes for students in youth development program

Charlotte employees helped build 75 bikes Saturday morning for students in a youth development program.The program, Right Moves For Youth, is a school-based program that works with local law enforcement and the community to help middle school and high school students succeed. Read it.
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Making the most of mentorship - Take stock of professional relationships to get - and give - the best you can

Nothing beats a good cup of coffee, except for one shared with good company. Read it.
Brooklyn parents upset by second-graders’ naked locker room encounters

The principal of Brooklyn’s PS 169 is in hot water over a swimming program for second-graders that exposes them to more than just the backstroke. Read it.
The tectonic shift in retail is shaking up how stores hire seasonal workers

With consumer preferences shifting, holiday hiring needs have also changed, with more emphasis on speed and e-commerce. 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)