Pete DeQuincy In-service LIVE with Q&A

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7 PM CDT – 8:30 PM CDT Public · Hosted by North Texas Aquatics Association. Online with Facebook Live. Pete DeQuincy will share tips and tricks on in-service training for lifeguards. Register Now.
Mid-Hudson Heatwaves Builds Community for Local Hispanic Swimmers

Along the banks of the Hudson River lies the city of Poughkeepsie, New York. About halfway between New York City and Albany, the city is home to over 30,000 residents and among them is Galen Franchek, a local swim coach with a passion for sharing the sport she loves with kids of all backgrounds. Read it.
Sponsored Content: Evaporating Dollars? Get Covered!
 
Water evaporation is a major culprit contributing to a swimming pool's high energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, "Swimming pools lose energy in a variety of ways, but evaporation is by far the largest source of energy loss. Hands down, the best way to reduce energy bills is by covering pools when they are not in use with an edge to edge insulated cover.  Read it.
Social Justice Tread-A-Thon

Join the International Water Safety Foundation, Diversity In Aquatics, and AOAP for the Social Justice Tread. The purpose of the Social Justice Tread is to encourage participants to not only tread water as part of a tread-a-thon, but to become advocates for social change by taking action and bringing awareness to the racial injustices and historical impacts that contribute to drowning disparities and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participation in aquatics, not only in the United States but throughout the world.

The International Water Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization raising drowning awareness while bringing basic swimming, water safety, and safe rescue skills to children. Their Mission Statement is "Striving to make a planet that’s 70% water, 100% water safe!”
75% of funds raised by a Tread-A-Thon™ go to your organization while the remaining 25% of the funds are donated to the International Water Safety Foundation and Diversity In Aquatics to help in their efforts of curving drowning and increasing equality. Teams also have the option to donate 100% of the proceeds.

Visit the event website to register. For more information, contact tread@drowningawareness.org or 703-718-6892.
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.
Private Pool Rentals Gaining Popularity

Private pool rentals are gaining popularity during the pandemic. Without lifeguards on duty and with fewer warnings and education, extra vigilance and layers of protection will be especially important. Read it.
Calling All Swimmers! Curbing costs while expanding programming

The summer of 2005 began like most other summers for the city of Garland’s Aquatics Division in Texas. Management hired and trained staff, ordered supplies, issued uniforms, and cleaned and readied the pools for opening day. Read it.
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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.
Child Dies from Amoeba After Playing at Splash Pad

A child in Texas died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba at a community splash pad in the town of Lake Jackson. Read it.
Registration is open for the 2021 AOAP Conference and Exposition and the 2021 Diversity in Aquatics Convention

The 2021 AOAP Conference and Exposition and Diversity in Aquatics Convention full registration booklet is now available and we are taking registrations. There is also a fantastic virtual option for AOAP being offered as well if you are not able to attend in person. Click here for attendee or exhibitor registration Information and to download the conference/convention booklet or Click here to apply for an AOAP Conference scholarship.
Four Steps To Help Your Leadership Team Grow

Recently, I was having a client session with a company owner and his leadership team.I asked the team if it had been implementing the tools in the EOS Toolbox they learned down to their direct reports. A few awkward moments followed, filled with blank stares and silence. That’s when the owner broke in…
“What I heard is you don’t have faith in your people.” Delegate And Elevate™ Read it.
11 Ways Highly Successful Leaders Support Their Team

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that behind every great business is, invariably, a great team of leaders. Sadly, nearly 60% of all businesses are bereft of strong leaders. And of course, this shortage of talent can create a negative ripple effect throughout an organization: 37% percent of workers have left jobs due to poor leadership. Read it.
HydroApps Where Aquatic Management Meets Life

Reduce your costs with HydroApps through digitized compliance, documentation, and record-keeping. With more data at your fingertips instead of on pages, spreadsheets, or calendars, you’ll have the tools you need to improve risk management, increase revenue, and decrease your costs and expenses. AOAP Members receive 15% off.
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!

Aquatic Director, Burlington, North Carolina
(Open Until filled, however, closes on AOAP website 10/20/2020)
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020/2021Sponsors, Marketing & Conference Partners
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)