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.
Keeping Your “Cup Full” in Today’s Crazy World

What does it mean to fill your cup? To fill your cup means to replenish those stores of mental, emotional, and physical energy. It means that you need to stop and recharge your batteries (

For the past 6 months we have been living in what some people are calling “an alternative universe”. Although we all know that is not true, it is hard to comprehend what has all happened and changed during the past 6 months for most aquatic professionals and, everyone else for that matter. Read it.
Panel Upholds $21.5M Verdict Over 6-Year-Old’s Drowning

An Illinois appellate panel has affirmed a jury’s $21.5 million award in a suit accusing two park districts of causing the drowning death of a 6-year-old boy at a day camp, saying the verdict was not excessive and a finding of willful and wanton conduct was backed by evidence. Read it.
Thursday, September 10 at 3pm ET - While facilities of all types navigate reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, aquatics professionals are wrestling with their own unique set of challenges. From disparate local, state and federal guidelines to a new set of staffing concerns, COVID-19 has made getting back in the water a monumental challenge. Join Athletic Business, 7 Star Service and a panel of aquatics professionals as we discuss the intricacies of getting your aquatics facility back up and running. Register today!
Registration is open for the 2021 AOAP Conference and Exposition

AOAP is working on the 2021 Conference and it is going to be an amazing 10 Year Anniversary Conference and Exposition. The Full Conference booklet should be out around September 15th. Click here for attendee or exhibitor registration Information or Click here to apply for a Conference scholarship.
COVID-19: Risk Management & Prevention Measures for Aquatic Professionals - 35% discount for AOAP Members!

The best practices for managing the risks of COVID-19 continue to evolve as we learn more about how the disease is transmitted and as we gain experience managing guest and team behaviors. This course discusses modes of transmission, prevention measures, and best practices for minimizing the risks of COVID-19 exposure from both the operational and program delivery perspectives. Each lesson contains audio, video and written content as well as links to helpful sources, enabling you to grow your COVID-19 library. Participants who complete each lesson and the final exam with a score of 80% or better will receive a certificate of completion valid for one year. What better way to demonstrate your knowledge of the risks and best practices surrounding COVID-19 than to become certified using a curriculum that requires you to complete multiple assessments as a condition of certification! AOAP Members using the Member’s Only Coupon Code are eligible for a 35% discount on this course through 2021. Preview the curriculum and see a sample lesson by following the link below. AOAP Members Click Here to receive the discount code.
5 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Employees

We all know the qualities that employers seek out in new hires. They desire candidates who have a strong work ethic, those who are team players, those who are self-motivated—the list goes on and on. Read it.
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.
AquaTech® Named First-Ever Pool Operator Training Course To Receive Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code Certification

Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) announces that its AquaTech program is the first pool operator training course to achieve Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification. 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.
OPEN AQUATIC POSITIONS - Post a job today!

Association of Aquatic Professionals
(Closes October 1, 2020)

Aquatic Superintendent, The Woodlands, Texas
(Open Until filled, however, closes on AOAP website 9/26/2020)
HydroApps Where Aquatic Management Meets Life

Lower risk with HydroApps and track every aspect of an effective operations and risk management program. With tracking for certifications to training to performance, you’ll have the tools you need to proactively prevent costly incidents and gain instant insight into trends occurring within your facility. AOAP Members receive 15% off.
William & Mary Dropping Seven Sports After 2020-21

The College of William & Mary athletic department can no longer support 23 varsity sports.
The Colonial Athletic Association member in Williamsburg, Va., announced Thursday that it’s discontinuing seven sports — men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s volleyball — after the 2020-21 school year. Read it.
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Michigan Reinstates Fall Sports; Reopens Gyms, Pools

All Michigan high school athletes will get a fall season after all. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday reinstating prep football while also allowing gyms and pools across the state to reopen Sept. 9. All activities will be allowed to resume as long as certain health and safety protocols are followed. Read it.
Pete DeQuincy, Aquatics Manager, East Bay Regional Park District,
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Juliene R. Hefter, Executive Director/CEO, AOAP, 262-894-9772,
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