Category Archives: November 2008

Beyond the Classroom

With all the splendor of the Beijing Olympic Games adding truly positive publicity to the world of swimming, recent negative press regarding recreation water illnesses (RWIs) still plays havoc with the lives of those associated with the aquatic industry. Cryptosporidium (Crypto) outbreak information is being transmitted via e-mails to pool operators and professional aquatic groups. Partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Swimming Pool Foundation recently established a Cryptosporidium Outbreak Alert System. The purpose is … Continue reading

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Sound The Alarm

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Fruit

“I know you care about him. I’ve never seen you like this about anyone, so please don’t take it wrong when I tell you that I believe that Tom, while a very nice guy, is the Devil. What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he’s around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I’m semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and … Continue reading

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