Leveraging Technology for Aquatics Risk Management – A Three-Part Webinar Series
FREE TO AOAP MEMBERS: To include .3 CEUs if you watch all 3 of the webinars and successfully pass each quiz. CEUs qualify towards either the .2 Additional Risk Management requirements and .1 towards the electives, or all .3 towards the electives towards the AqP designation (The quizzes are located after each webinar on this page).
Aquatic facilities must continuously adapt their operations to an ever-changing environment and new challenges. From risk and staff assessment to managing health and safety, information technology is a critical tool to aid in proper risk management. In this Webinar Series, we’ll explore some of the risk management challenges experienced by pool managers and operators and how technology in aquatics can help with managing risk, enhancing safety and achieving superior results.
Session 1: Aquatics Risk Assessment and Mitigation
In this session we’ll review common causes of injuries and how to mitigate risk in and around the aquatic center through training, maintenance, planning and documentation procedures. We’ll also discuss how to leverage current technology to prepare, execute and document the effective risk management program areas we’ll discuss.
Miklos Valdez is the CHAMP Studio Director for Counsilman Hunsaker. Miklos focuses on the Counsilman-Hunsaker Aquatic Management Program (CHAMP) services including facility operations analysis, business planning, operations planning, training and feasibility studies. Miklos is a certified Aquatic Examiner for the American Red Cross, a CPO Instructor and is serving as a member of the Technical Review Committee for the 2021 Model Aquatic Health Code Update.
Aquatics Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Part 1 of a 3 part series: Leveraging Technology for Aquatics Risk Management – A Three-Part Webinar Series
Session 2: Emergency Action Planning and Staff Assessment
Johnathan Nies has a diverse aquatics background including indoor and outdoor operations, training and management as well as working for the National Swimming Pool Foundation. Working with the City of Colorado Springs, US Air Force Academy, and private clubs, Johnathan learned pool operation and management. After his time in aquatic operations, he helped launch the Advanced Service Technician course at the National Swimming Pool Foundation, which trains residential service professionals to better manage their business and give the best service to their customers. Johnathan maintains certifications as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, Emergency Medical Technician, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor, and NSPF Certified Pool Operator.
Emergency Action Planning and Staff Assessment
Session 3: Using Technology to Enhance Health and Safety.
In the role of Principal and Studio Director, Kevin leads Counsilman-Hunsaker’s Operations team. With nearly 20 years of experience in the aquatic industry, Kevin has served a variety of client types including public and private clubs and waterparks, municipalities, universities, YMCAs, and school districts. Kevin focuses his efforts on helping improve the safety and sustainability of aquatic facilities. Kevin speaks at national conferences and major universities, educating the industry on sustainable business practices for pools, new technologies for aquatic facilities, and the science behind risk management. Kevin was recognized in Aquatics International’s 2019 Power Issue for his efforts in making pools safer and more sustainable. Kevin is a contributing author to WWA’s annual development guide and The Complete Swimming Pool Guide. Kevin also serves on the Educational Cadre for the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, training new Instructors, and providing content for new educational products.
Using Technology to Enhance Health and Safety