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Aquatic Facility Management

Aquatic Facility Management

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    • 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
    • Student-friendly textbook features
    • Information on industry standards, related organizations, equipment sources, and more

    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.

    Course instructors will appreciate the book’s student-friendly features, including chapter objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries.

    In addition to the extensive information on program development and management, the book offers lists of additional resources for each chapter; a variety of reproducible forms to use in promoting, running, and evaluating programs; and several appendixes that list aquatic-related agencies, equipment sources, and more.

    With its complete coverage of relevant topics, Aquatic Facility Management provides aquatics professionals with an effective training resource and invaluable reference that they’ll turn to again and again.

    Audience

    Text for aquatic management courses. Resource for aquatics professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    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
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Chapter 2. Managing Programs
    Developing Program Policies
    Accommodating Children in Locker Rooms
    Programs for People With Disabilities
    Organizing Program Registration
    Organizing Classes
    Orientation
    First Day Organization
    Supervising Instruction
    Evaluating Students’ Progress
    Collecting Program Statistics
    Working With Outside Groups
    Outside Agency Collaborations
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Chapter 3. Promoting Programs and Public Relations
    Your Audience
    Key Promotional Points
    Promotional Outlets
    Crisis Communications
    Facility Image
    Professional Marketing and Public Relations
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Chapter 4. Budgeting
    The Budgeting Process
    Income
    Expenses
    Break-Even Point
    Managing a Budget
    Methods of Payment
    Fiscal Reports
    Basic Principles of Cash Flow Management
    Financial Crisis Planning
    Making Major Purchases
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Chapter 5. Developing Staff
    Staff Positions
    Volunteers
    Recruiting
    Interviewing Potential Staff
    Skills and Knowledge Evaluation
    Hiring
    Supervision
    Scheduling
    In-Service Training
    Staff Retention
    Career Development
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    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
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    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
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Chapter 8. Managing Water Chemistry and Filtration
    Circulation
    Filtration
    Cleaning the Pool Bottom
    Water Testing
    Water Chemistry
    Disease Transmission
    Water Temperature
    Langlier Saturation Index
    Common Water Problems
    Pool Operator Training
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Chapter 9. Managing Facility Operations
    Security
    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
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Bibliography
    Resources

    Appendix A. Aquatic-Related Agencies
    Appendix B. State Bathing Code Contact List
    Appendix C. Aquatic and Safety Equipment Sources
    Appendix D. Aquatics Forms
    Glossary of Aquatic Terms
    Index
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Paul A. Fawcett, MA, a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard, led the development of and implemented the first aquatics majors program in the United States. Frequently published in aquatic journals and magazines, Fawcett received the Alex Haley Award in 2004 for writing on U.S. Coast Guard–related topics. He has more than 10 years' experience in the field of aquatics with a variety of organizations, including YMCAs, summer camps, community aquatics programs, college recreation programs, and college physical education programs. He holds numerous instructor and instructor trainer certifications, including American Red Cross water safety instructor, lifeguard instructor, and CPR and first aid instructor. Fawcett is also the former chair of the Aquatics Committee of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.