New Manikin allows start to finish Lifeguard Training

The Ruth Lee Pool Rescue manikin is already transforming lifeguard training around the world. It allows a trainee to complete a simulated rescue, from start to finish, without needing to switch between different equipment and live volunteer casualties. Perfect for post-COVID training!  From deep-water recovery and towing, to assisted lifts and using a rescue board, the Pool Rescue manikin allows a trainee to learn essential skills while minimizing person-to-person contact. Read it.
Aquatics Club Moves to Lake in Absence of Pool Space

An aquatics team in Wisconsin has moved practices out of the pool and into the lakes as the current pandemic has shut down most local aquatics facilities. The Badger Aquatics Club’s main practice spots have all been closed for the summer over safety concerns. The team tried to find practice space at other area venues but scheduling practice time at the already crowded facilities has proved a challenge. Read it.
Building Better Communities Through Water and Nature-Based Play — August Bonus Episode

The August issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories, “Restoring Nature’s Playground.” We’re thrilled to be joined by the two authors, Patti Sterling, the grants coordinator for Town of Bel Air, Maryland, and Akosua Cook, a park planner for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, to talk about the importance of water and nature-based amenities in their local parks and the projects they have put in place to raise awareness and education. Read and Listen Now.
Advocates Report A Rise In Drownings As Pandemic Cancels In-Person Swim Lessons In Fort Worth

Will it sink, or will it float? That’s the question Julie Jackson asked about all kinds of foods a marshmallow, a lemon, a Cutie orange as she tested each one in a vase of water. It was an experiment for one of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition's (FWDPC) free Zoom sessions. Read and View it.
HydroApps Where Aquatic Management Meets Life

Work with data, not paper, with HydroApps and take your operations to the next level! HydroApps’ comprehensive, single platform web-based applications are designed and made by aquatic professionals, for aquatic professionals. AOAP Members receive 15% off.
Congratulations to Sara Guthrie, Katy ISD Athletics, Katy, Texas on obtaining the AqP designation!

"What a great accomplishment in my aquatics career to achieve the Aquatics Professional certification.  I’ve been in the aquatics industry for over 20 years now and the last couple years I’ve started feeling a little status quo and needing to jump-start my excitement for aquatics again. I’ve loved this field for so many reasons but like anything that is done long term the newness wears off. This was a great program to re-learn many concepts and ideas that I’ve lost over the years, to learn new initiatives in the industry and to receive confirmation for the systems I have in place".
Lifeguard offers swimming safety tips

OLD TOWN, Maine (WABI) - With the heat and humidity that comes along with summer, we need a way to cool off. Some head to the ocean or the lake and some go to the local pool. Along with that, areas that do not have lifeguards on duty, extra precautions need to be taken. Read it.
Responders honored for saving drowning 5-year-old girl in Prince Albert

Two bystanders were honored in Prince Albert, Sask., on Friday, after they saved a five-year-old girl from drowning at a hotel pool. Read and View it.
Don't Miss This Roundtable!

When: August 7 at 2 p.m. EST
In this Virtual Roundtable from Campus Rec Magazine, campus rec professionals discuss reopening and take on questions from the audience.
On the Panel:
·       Lindy Fenex, the director of Recreation at the University of California, Riverside
·       Clint Hafliger, the associate director of Recreational Services at Kansas State University
·       Timber Hines, the director of Recreation Services at Georgia State University
·       Tiffany Lomax, the director of Recreation Services at Colby College
·       Lashica Thomas, the assistant director of Operations and Marketing for Campus Recreation at Columbus State University

How it works: There are 25 minutes in which the panelists give a brief overview of how they’ve responded to COVID-19. After the introduction, the experts spend 35-minutes answering questions from the audience. Register Here.
Philadelphia man saves woman from drowning at Jersey Shore

A Philadelphia auto mechanic is being hailed for his heroic actions in Wildwood on Monday night.
Tyree Ward was at the beach with his family when a woman frantically approached and asked him to save her friend, who was struggling to swim in the ocean, fire officials said. Read it.
FREE Virtual Workshops by Athletic Business and Ruby Newell-Legner

We're excited to partner with 7 Star Service to provide bi-weekly virtual workshops designed to help athletics, fitness and recreation professionals tackle their biggest challenges. Join us live — or watch the workshops on demand — and you'll gain actionable ideas, insights and solutions from industry experts that you can implement right away at your own organization. Workshops will be available for live attendance with time for a Q&A session with the presenter, and will also be available to view on demand.

Revitalize and increase visitor numbers with Wibit’s interlocking combinations and transform your swimming pool into a water adventure for all ages. All Wibit pool combinations are designed to fit the standard pool size. While keeping our successful standard combinations, we also present the new FastTrack for another competitive edge. View it.
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(Content Manager)

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(Content Editor)