Join us for the 9th Annual Association of Aquatic Professionals Conference & Exposition
World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019

The seventh World Conference on Drowning Prevention was organized by Lifesaving South Africa during October 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

The ILS has now published all of the oral presentations online through its OneDrive account.
The document below provides information on how to access the files and the link required to get to them. Some information on the download file sizes is also provided.
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Seven Job Interview Mistakes You Probably Don’t Realize You’re Making

Recently, I conducted 30+ job interviews over four consecutive days in a simulated recruiting exercise. 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
Central Texas family warns of dangers of drowning in small bodies of water

Three-year-old Gabriel Candau is just like any other curious toddler. But it was just a few months ago that his curiosity almost led him to drown at a friend's pool party. Read it.
Lifeguards save 2 youths from rip current at Trinidad State Beach

Two young tourists from Shasta County were playing in the surf at Trinidad State Beach on Monday afternoon when a rip current pulled them out to see and nearly cost the two young men their lives. Read it.
Sixth grader, nurse honored for quick action that saved toddler from drowning

When the sheriff showed up at his school Tuesday, sixth grader Preston Caniglia figured he and his classmates were in for a speech. He didn’t figure the speech would be about him. Read it.
Four Ways To Help Your Employees Develop Their Purpose And Leadership Skills

I suffered a severe head injury at the age of 9 that triggered epilepsy and ADHD. This was at a time when teachers really did not understand the disorders and how to handle me. I will never forget when one of my teachers told me that I needed to be placed in a special school and that I was not cut out to go to college. Read it.
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OPEN AQUATIC POSITIONS -
Assistant Director of Aquatics Programs – Iowa City, Iowa
(Open Until 11/18/19)

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)
The Report: life skills and workplace preparation

Google’s Future of the Classroom Report reveals life skills and workplace preparation as key education trends for 2019, but what does that really look like? Charley Rogers investigates... Read it.
Businesses are hiring for the holidays, but are there enough workers?

Target, Amazon, UPS are some of the big name businesses that are hiring seasonal workers right now, looking for people who want to earn some extra cash for the holidays. There are lots of jobs available, but there might not be enough people to do those jobs. Read it.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019/2020 Sponsors, 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)