A Guide to Aquatic Centers
In this annual closeup look at aquatic facilities, we dive in to the latest design and programming trends. We also take a look at the most recent updates to regulations that govern the operations of aquatic facilities, including ADA guidelines and the Virginia Graeme Baker Act.
The ABCs of Aquatic Design
|An Alphabetical Stroll Through the Latest Trends|
Dive in for Healthier Bodies & Minds
|Wellness Programming for Aquatic Facilities|
Roll With the Changes
|What Aquatic Facility Managers Need to Know About ADA, VGB and More|
|Bring On the Action!||
|Easy Steps to Introduce Action Sports to Your Community|
Action sports—from skateboarding to BMX-biking and more—have been increasingly adopted across the country. Building a park to accommodate action sports athletes is a smart move.
|Greener Grass Awaits||
|Environmental & Fiscal Responsibility Team Up in Synthetic Turf|
Synthetic turf fields have seen a rise in popularity over the past decade. At the same time, synthetic turf fields are beginning to need replacing. Growing environmental awareness and fiscal responsibility combine to make recycling a smart option.
| WEB EXCLUSIVES|
In the issue, our expert columnist takes a look at streamlining the path to a graduate assistantship in recreation. In this Web-exclusive companion to that story, we provide an overview of the skills required to move ahead in such a career.
|Memories & Dreams|
|A Playground Comes to Tucson|
A little more than a year has passed since Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head. Also in attendance at the meeting with constituents was 9-year-old Christina Taylor-Green, who was shot and killed as she stood in line to meet Giffords. Now, Tucson children have a new place to play, and to honor Christina.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|Recreation Careers|| |
|Shortcut: Defining a Standard for Graduate Assistants|
Graduate assistantships offer one step toward a career in recreation and sport. Here, our experts present a persuasive argument for more standardization to help students get ahead.
|A Seasoned Approach to Playground Safety|
Keeping Kids Safe in Every Season
Loose-fill surfacing, especially wood mulch, is very popular, largely due to its lower initial cost. But if you're employing such a solution at your playground, you need to be aware of the impact winter's deep freeze can have on safety.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
|Senior Recreation Center|
West Flamingo Center for Active Adults in Las Vegas
Searching for a way to bring color to the lives of seniors in this facility, one clever program director turned to a creative solution.
Total Athlete Indoor Training Center in Triadelphia, West Virginia
A unique building solution allows this facility to offer sports training year-round.
| BEFORE YOU GO...|
|before you go…|| |
Kids in Child Care Centers Not Getting Adequate Exercise
| PRODUCT SHOWCASES||