Tag Archives: AtoZAquatics

Variable Frequency Drives

A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a system used to control the rotational speed of an alternating current (AC) electric motor. Through manipulating the frequency of the electrical power supplied to the motor, the VFD is able to reduce energy consumption and increase the longevity of the motor. The ability to precisely control the electric […]

Updating Policies

One of the primary keys to having a successful aquatic facility operation is the development and implementation of policies and procedures.  Aquatic facilities need policies in regards to a variety of issues that will come up on a daily basis, including hours of operations, admission prices and refunds, severe weather, parental supervision, outside groups and […]


It Is critical that all aquatic operations have a comprehensive onboarding and training process for all new and returning team members.  Back in my aquatic manager days, I made the mistake of telling myself that I “didn’t have time for training my management/supervisory team” and that was the biggest mistake I ever made, and I […]

Timing Systems

Touchpads, relay take off platforms, deck plates, wall plates, scoreboard locations, scoreboard sizes, pace clocks,… the list is long and extensive for pieces of equipment that are critical to a running a timing system for both practice and a swim meet. Here are some items to consider when planning a new timing system at your […]

Revenue Throttles

One of the keys to long term success and sustainability is the use of Revenue Throttles. Revenue Throttles put pricing control in the field to maximize revenues while managing your communities’ expectations. There are three main areas I look at for developing revenue throttles, they include: Use Resident and Non-resident pricing Discounts Wait Lists Resident […]