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 - Cardiovascular Workout, 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 .
REGISTER FOR THE AOAP 2020 CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION TODAY!

Don't miss the opportunity to attend the 2020 Association of Aquatic Professionals International Aquatic Conference. Attendees come from all over the world to attend this premier aquatic conference. There are also booths still available, however, they are going fast. Make sure to book your hotel before January 27, 2020. Click Here to see registration information.


Walla Wall receives AOAP Swim Lesson Grant

"I want to send a heartfelt thank you from the YMCA in Walla Walla, WA for the grant award of $500 for our swim lesson program. Through this we have been able to serve 12 children through our lesson program where costs run approximately $45 per person, per session. The families served by this grant have all recently enrolled and participated in our swim lesson program, and have expressed keen interest in keeping their children in the swim lesson program as long as possible.

These program participants include a variety of age groups, and applications were considered on assessment of financial need.  Without this grant, these families would not have been able to afford to provide their children the opportunity to learn potentially life-saving water safety and swimming skills".

The next deadline to apply for a swim lesson grant or life jackets is April 1, 2020. Apply Today!
Alissa Magrum with Colin’s Hope Sharing Drowning Prevention Education (The Kels Group Podcast)

In today episode we are talking with Alissa Magrum of Colin’s Hope about drowning prevention education and so much more. Listen to it.
Dayton turns to new tech to prevent drowning in city pools

More than a year after a young boy drowned in a city of Dayton pool, the city is considering buying an underwater camera system to alert lifeguards of potentially dangerous situations brewing beneath the surface. Read it.
Lifeguards urge victim’s relatives to sue State

“Maybe if rel­a­tives of drown­ing vic­tims at the coun­try’s flag­ship beach­es—Mara­cas and Tyri­co Bays—start su­ing the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty for neg­li­gence then the long­stand­ing health and safe­ty is­sues of life­guards may be ad­dressed.” 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
Do parents value drowning prevention information at discharge from the emergency department?

Study Objective: We determined parent recall and perceived usefulness of drowning prevention messages included in routine computer-generated discharge instructions. 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!

Water Park Aquatics Manager
(Closes 3/31/20, however, 2/3/20 on the AOAP Website)

Lifeguard (LTS Program) Supervisor
(Closes 1/13/20)
Parkinson Disease May Be Linked to Increased Drowning Risk

New findings suggest that patients with Parkinson disease may have compromised swimming ability, warranting further research into the matter to explore the global frequencies of these difficulties, as well as their identifying factors. Read it.
Do you have what it takes to be recognized as a Designated Aquatic Professional (AqP)?  Click here to learn more about the requirements and the process to becoming an AqP!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019/2020 Sponsors, Marketing & Conference Partners
2019 saw a spike in fire-related deaths and water-related fatalities : Canadian Red Cross

Atlantic Canada saw a spike in 2019 in two categories of preventable deaths, according to the Canadian Red Cross. Read it.
Arizona Educators Make Progress With 'Opportunity Youth'

Arizona is making progress in helping young people either find work or go to school. Two years ago, Arizona ranked 42nd in the nation for the percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds not working or going to school. Read it.
Walt Disney World Has a Mermaid School – Here’s What It’s Like!

Yes, Walt Disney World has a mermaid school where you can spend the morning living your best life as a citizen of Atlantica. If you want to know what it’s like to be part of their world, here’s what you need to know! Read it.
New float program coming to Midland community center

A new program at the Greater Midland Community Center is making a splash. Float Fit, a unique total body workout, challenges foundation, balance and power with the instability of floating fitness boards and the unpredictability of the water. Participants complete an all-inclusive, high intensity interval training session all while engaging their core to stay dry. 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)