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Aquatic Facility Management eBook

Aquatic Facility Management eBook

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    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.

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    Table of Contents

    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