- 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.
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.