Tag Archives: AtoZAquatics

Yards vs. Meters

Frequently during aquatic programming sessions the question is asked, “Should our competition pool be designed for yards or meters? Which is more appropriate?” Competitive swimming has two seasons: short course and long course. In the United States, short course largely takes place over a 25 yard pool distance. Internationally, this distance is 25 meters (82 […]

Xciting Programs

Aquatic programs don’t have to be dull and boring. Check out the list we compiled of some “oldie, but goodie” programs, as well as some new exciting programs to keep your guests engaged and enjoying your facility all year long! Lessons – Standardized swim lesson program for all ages Swim Team – Year-round or summer […]

Xtreme Water Features

Extreme activities take courage to be a participant. My hat is off to Felix Baumgartner and Alan Eustice who have set parachuting altitude records within the past few years. In the world of aquatics there are a number of extreme activities that those with a moderate amount of courage can participate in. Cliff diving can […]

Weather Policy

Weather policies at outdoor aquatic facilities are a critical component of both your safety protocol and your guest service protocol. When developing a weather policy you want to ensure that you keep the guest’s safety as the key priority, but balance that with service, as well. There’s a way to keep your guests safe and […]

Various User Groups

The municipal aquatic center found a happy merge of the convenience of a public pool with various fun features of the commercial waterpark while segregating creative water play areas for various age groups. Aquatic attractions have become much more age defined with age limitations and appropriateness due to elements of thrill and capabilities. Tots enjoy […]