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  • Beach Management 101
    Industry standards for managing pool facilities are well known and well-regulated. But many states lack regulations concerning public swimming beaches. Do your waterfront policies mirror your pool approach to managing risks? Are all beaches appropriate for swimming? Has your department fallen into the trap of promoting swimming in dangerous waters? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to reexamine your aquatics program.  This introduction to beach management will get you underway!

 
  • Water Quality: A Practical Approach to Sanitation, Oxidation and Water Balance 
    Maintaining water quality that is healthy for swimmers and safe for pool equipment is a key goal of operating any swimming pool or water attraction. In this session, you will learn the basics of sanitation, oxidation, ORP and water balance. Knowledge of proper water treatment and documentation will reduce liability, protect your swimmers, extend the life of your equipment and minimize disruptive downtime and expensive repairs.

    • Note: This session can also be divided into two separate sessions: (1) Water Sanitation and (2) Water Balance.

 
  • Are You Swimming In Dirty Water
    Beaches across the nation are seeing increased closures due to elevated bacteria levels. The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000 requires coastal states to adopt by 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency standards for monitoring beach water quality. This relatively new testing standard may drastically alter how you manage your swimming area. How can you protect the public health while keeping your beaches open to the public? Come find out! (Originally presented with Robert Grahn, Mass. DCR)

 
  • Managing Risks in the Waterfront Environment
    Do your waterfront program policies mirror your pool approach to managing risks? Are all beaches appropriate for swimming? Has your department fallen into the trap of promoting swimming in dangerous waters? Does your waterfront program increase your agency’s risk of a lawsuit? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to reexamine your aquatics program.  This session will get you underway!

 
  • Aquatic Risk Management Basics
    Managing risks at pools and beaches is often challenging for those without an aquatic background.  With increased attendance at pools, beaches and waterparks across the nation, recreation supervisors and program managers must have a thorough understanding of the differences in managing pools and open water swimming areas, including lakes, ponds, rivers and oceans.  Whether you are a seasoned risk manager or have been just assigned the responsibility of overseeing a pool or beach, this session will highlight a practical approach to key concepts designed to minimize risks at your facility.


Have a specific aquatic training need?

If you have a specific aquatic training need that you would like Shawn to address, please let us know!  We're happy to develop workshops to meet your specific needs.   An expert in the field of lifeguarding and water safety, we are confident that Shawn can design a training program to address your particular concerns.




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