December 2019 Competitor Swim Aquatic Professional of the Month

Bryan Gentilini NREMT, AqP Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics, Town of Parker Parks & Recreation, Colorado - Bryan Gentilini oversees the aquatics division for the Town of Parker. This includes the supervision of two full time coordinators, up to 120 part time lifeguards, swim instructors and head lifeguards, and three facilities. One indoor, one outdoor pool and a splash pad. He also serves as the Safety Manager for the Recreation Division. Read it.
Province, Rotary Club deny responsibility for 12-year-old's drowning death after parents sue

The B.C. government has denied any responsibility for the drowning death of a 12-year-old girl in a swimming lake in the province's northeast, saying it didn't realize the suctioned drainpipe that dragged the girl underwater was easy for children to reach. Read it.
Talking with swimmer Simone Manuel

We interviewed United States Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Simone Manuel when she was in Manhattan recently. She is from Texas, and in the 2016 Olympics, she won two gold and two silver medals. Read it.
CMAHC Announces Changes to MAHC Update Process

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) has made changes to the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process, which is now underway. Read it.
Swimming and water-safety instruction provided by schools will save lives

On Nov. 20, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board cast a vote to save the lives of children and youth. I am honored and humbled to serve as a sponsor in this effort and am grateful for board members’ support of my call to adopt and implement of a Water Safety Curriculum & Instruction for students in grades PK-12. Read it.
Celtics sensation Tacko Fall gets swimming lessons with Maine children

Boston Celtics sensation Tacko Fall isn't just working on his basketball skills here in Maine with the Red Claws; he's also working on his moves in the pool. The 7-foot, 5-inch center can't swim, and on Friday, he got swimming lessons with a group of Maine children at the Boys and Girls Club in Portland. Read it.
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
San Diego Police honor boy who saved brother from drowning in pool

A 10-year-old boy was honored today by the San Diego Police Department for saving his brother from drowning in a pool. Ulises Frausto was in the pool with his 7-year-old brother when the accident happened, according to the police department's Facebook post. Read it.
The Daily Workout
 
The AOAP provides many member benefits and services. One such member benefit is a variety of instructional videos. Here is the next issue for "The Daily Workout Series" fitness training for your staff - Response Reaction Time , by Jill Ruot, Apache Junction. We have various videos on our members only site of our website that deal with training lifeguards in various fashions. Become a member today to get access. Current AOAP Members View Now .
High School Swimmer in Oregon Drowns After Swim Practice

A teenager was found dead in a swimming pool after a swim practice in Hillsboro, police said Thursday. Nabila Maazouz, 14, was pronounced dead late Wednesday after being discovered in the pool at Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, where her swim team had just finished a practice, said Sgt. Eric Bunday. Read it.
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OPEN AQUATIC POSITIONS -
Aquatics Manager – Sole Mia – North Miami, Florida
(Open Until 11/30/19)

Aquatics Manager – San Francisco, California
(Open Until filled, however, closes 11/30/19 on AOAP Website)

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)
What recruiters really think about when they interview candidates

Their first impression of you can make or break your chances. Read it.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Secrets Of Creativity Apply To Leadership

I was a speaker at the Fast Company Innovation Festival so I got to pop in on the session that featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, the well-known creator of Hamilton. The discussion was about the relationship between creative people and their commercial sponsors, and it featured Miranda and Elizabeth Rutledge, the CMO of American Express. Read it.
This Youth Generation: Storytelling has great value

Your experience and life story could be encouraging to today’s youth generation. Over the years, I have met some incredible people with some very amazing and inspiring life stories. I often shared some of these stories in my journey as a youth worker by way of life lessons. If they would only listen. Read it.
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Deck The Halls And Pack The Malls: 10 Issues For Seasonal Employee Hiring

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and the shopping frenzy is about to commence. This annual phenomenon brings the hurried engagement of seasonal employees, with thousands of these retail elves helping manage the increased workload. While seasonal employees generally work for only three to six months over the holidays, their brief tenure raises several organizational challenges. 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)