Aquatic Management Training

As a decentralized aquatic operation within a large urban recreation and parks department, swimming pools must be operated with a seasonal pool-management team consisting of a manager, assistant manager, and a senior guard. Before budget reductions forced the city of Sacramento, Calif., to close a number of neighborhood pools, the department operated 22 aquatic facilities during the summer. In 2013, it operated eight swimming pools and five stand-alone wading pools. A large number of municipal parks and recreation organizations operate …


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One comment on “Aquatic Management Training

  1. Great article and ideas! Training seasonal staff to think and act like full-time staff is a difficult job, and this article gives practical tips to get the process started.

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