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Water Readiness
Gearing up for summer involves a lot of planning. Preparing for schedule changes, planning vacations, and registering for camps are just a few things families have to do to prepare for summer break. In all the planning and excitement something that should n...

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Teaming Up to Bring Swimming to a Community Surrounded by Water
What began as a plan to teach English in an African nation turned into a quest to empower Beninese through swimming. Starfish Aquatics Institute is partnering with the non-profit organization Swim Benin and Ghana-based Felix Fitness Foundation t o help the ...

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90 Seconds About Preparing for the Leadership Conference, with Brian Udany
The SAI Leadership Conference is just days away. To gear up for this year’s conference in San Diego I took a moment to chat with Leadership Conference veteran, Brian Udany, of Wilmette Park District in Illinois, about his methods for getting the most out of...

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SAI Leadership Conference Focusing on Change
Water Spray Park, 1961 The 2016 theme of SAI’s Leadership Conference is ‘Focus on the Future’. This year’s keynote speaker, Judith Leblein Josephs will speak from decades of experience in the aquatics industry about the current trends and upcoming changes t...

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SAI's Medical Director, Dr. Justin Sempsrott Nominated for NDPA Lifesaver of the the Year
Dr. Justin Sempsrott is in the running for the 2015 Lifesaver of the Year award. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance  solicited nominations for individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional work in the advancement of drowning prevent...

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Swimming is More Than a Milestone
Often it seems like there is a checklist of skills and experiences parents would like their kids to master by the time they start elementary school. I hear conversations between parents comparing the accomplished skills of their children. Many times I hear ...

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Spreading Water Safety Awareness in Your Community
As the busy season clicks into gear, it can be easy to focus entirely on facility programs and staff management. While meeting the demands of the summer months, don’t forget the importance of water safety education within your community. As professionals in...

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Make The Most of Your In-Service Trainings
Consistent in-service trainings are essential for keeping your staff sharp and up-to-date on emergency protocol. The unfortunate truth about in-service trainings, however, is that they are often ineffective. In-service trainings become ineffective when the ...

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How to Balance Rising Costs
Recently we posed the question to facility and program managers of how to handle the rise in operating costs. The main concern of rising costs is the ultimate loss of customers. As minimum wage increases, the costs to the customer increase, and often facili...

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Let Your Programs Be Known
Your facility may have some of the best programs and instructors in your area, but that doesn’t matter if you don’t have effective marketing methods. Effective marketing isn’t only marketing that advertises your programs, but it is also marketing that is co...
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