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Aquatic Facility Management

• Complete information about how to develop, manage, and promote effective aquatics programs
• Ample reproducible forms for handling everything from program promotion and risk management to evaluation of staff and programs
• Information on industry standards, related organizations, equipment sources …

Aquatic Facility Management provides current and future aquatics professionals with a complete guide to running aquatics programs safely and effectively. This practical reference covers everything an aquatics director needs, including detailed information on
• directing, promoting, and evaluating programs;
• administering a budget and developing staff;
• overseeing all aspects of lifeguarding and safety systems; and
• managing risks, water chemistry and filtration systems, and facility operations.

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Chapter 1. Choosing and Developing Aquatic Programs

Aquatic Programs
Deciding Which Programs to Offer
Enhancing Existing Programs
Evaluating Program Quality
Deciding When to Drop a Program

Chapter 2. Managing Programs

Developing Program Policies
Accommodating Children in Locker Rooms
Programs for People With Disabilities
Organizing Program Registration
Organizing Classes
First Day Organization
Supervising Instruction
Evaluating Students’ Progress
Collecting Program Statistics
Working With Outside Groups
Outside Agency Collaborations

Chapter 3. Promoting Programs and Public Relations

Your Audience
Key Promotional Points
Promotional Outlets
Crisis Communications
Facility Image
Professional Marketing and Public Relations

Chapter 4. Budgeting

The Budgeting Process
Break-Even Point
Managing a Budget
Methods of Payment
Fiscal Reports
Basic Principles of Cash Flow Management
Financial Crisis Planning
Making Major Purchases

Chapter 5. Developing Staff

Staff Positions
Interviewing Potential Staff
Skills and Knowledge Evaluation
In-Service Training
Staff Retention
Career Development

Chapter 6. Lifeguarding

Lifeguard Position Description
Lifeguard Qualifications
Use of Noncertified Staff in an Aquatic Environment
Lifeguard Professionalism
Technical Aspects of Lifeguarding
Lifeguard–EMS Connection
Lifeguard Health and Safety
Stationing Guards
Safety Systems
Special Situations
Preventing Disease Transmission
Lifeguarding in Open Water Environments
Lifeguards and Law Enforcement
Junior Lifeguards
Legal Aspects of Lifeguarding
Lifeguard Competitions

Chapter 7. Managing Risks and Planning for Emergencies

Risk Management Theory
Types of Emergencies
Alcohol and the Aquatic Facility
Areas of Special Concern
Codes and Laws
Aquatic Facility Rules
Emergency Equipment
Emergency Reporting Forms
Developing Emergency Plans
Informing Next of Kin
Dealing With Critical Incident Stress
Legal Issues

Chapter 8. Managing Water Chemistry and Filtration

Cleaning the Pool Bottom
Water Testing
Water Chemistry
Disease Transmission
Water Temperature
Langlier Saturation Index
Common Water Problems
Pool Operator Training

Chapter 9. Managing Facility Operations

Safety and Sanitation Procedures
Contracted Maintenance and Cleaning
Chemical Safety
Electrical Safety
Fire Safety
Special Attraction Safety
Equipment Inventory and Maintenance
Fecal and Vomit Contamination Cleanup Procedures
Spas and Hot Tubs
Energy Conservation
Winterizing Outdoor Swimming Pools
Record Keeping

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