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Kids Swim Free in Tucson This Summer

On May 25, Council Member Paul Cunningham announced that kids 17 and younger will swim for free at 17 of the city's 18 pools this summer. This desert community decided to test-drive this route of public service to serve the health and standard of living of their population.

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Genesis Education Offers Renovation School on West Coast

GENESIS/The National Swimming Pool Foundation will offer its two-day Renovation School for the first time on the West Coast.

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APSP Board Approves Investment in Workforce Development Initiatives

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Board of Directors approved a $1.3 million investment in education and training initiatives to meet the challenge of finding, hiring and educating qualified workers, and to develop career paths within the industry.

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Step Into Swim Campaign Gains Large Donations in 2017

The National Swimming Pool Foundation's Step Into Swim Campaign would like to thank recent donors whose contributions have furthered the campaign's mission of creating 1 million more swimmers.

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NEA Grant to Help Integrate Art Into Community Development

The American Planning Association has been recommended for a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Through this grant, APA will work with its project partners to help integrate the arts into planning processes through creative placemaking in communities around the country.

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ICMA: Pay for Local Government Managers Moves Upward

The median annual base salary for local government chief appointed managers and administrators increased by 1.6 percent, according to a survey of members conducted in 2016 by ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

Park Planning & Maintenance Academy, Aug. 2 to 4 in Aurora, Colo. Presented by the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute. (
2017 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 26 to 28 in New Orleans. Presented by the National Recreation and Park Association. (
FSB 2017 Trade Fair, Nov. 7 to 10 in Cologne, Germany. (

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Tips on Maintaining Safe Swimming Spaces

Facility operators and managers need to keep abreast of the best ways to keep the pool, deck area and locker rooms as safe as possible for all patrons.

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Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Flexible Pools

Swimming pools have come a long way from the expected rectangles of the past. Nowadays, aquatic designers take flexibility into account and design aquatic facilities that offer myriad options for programming, competition and recreation.

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Put Your Pool in Overdrive: Programming Your Pool for Success

Successful aquatic facilities require smart approaches to programming. While almost every pool should begin with the basics, there are plenty of ways to make the best use of pool time to grow attendance and revenues.

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Heads Above Water: Lessons, Programs & Technology Help Prevent Drownings

Preventing drowning is a job that takes a diverse team of people who care, from lifeguards to pool operators, swim instructors and beyond.

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Begin With the Basics & Build: Aquatic Programming 101

When you want to create an effective aquatics program, you have to get the basics right first. Start by teaching everyone how to swim, and grow from there.

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