FACILITIES DEPARTMENT: WHAT WE DO
USA Swimming's Facilities Development Department aims to assist member clubs and affiliated organizations. This includes developing and planning new aquatic facilities as well as renovating and upgrading existing facilities. We also assist in developing and designing complimentary aquatic programs. USA Swimming has taken a pro-active approach to develop the necessary “in-house” resources to facilitate aquatic development. We reach out to interested parties and combine services and resources to support community aquatics for generations. Our goal is to provide our members and the general public with access to safe, pleasant and functional aquatic environments. We believe that USA Swimming has the resources and experience to help you serve your clientele.
General Service Overview – USA Swimming will:
- Foster the development of new facilities
- Promote and facilitate greater access to existing facilities
- Develop and promote program methodologies for maximum utilization of pool facilities
- Develop funding resources for facility development and rescue aid for distressed facilities
- Expand aquatic industry resources, relationships and affinity partnerships
- Position USA Swimming at the forefront of research and development of facility design, operations, products, construction and related services for the aquatic industry
REGIONAL BUILD A POOL CONFERENCES
PLAN IT - BUILD IT - PROGRAM IT
The 2013 Regional Build-a-Pool Conference series will offer comprehensive education in building, renovating and programming new and existing facilities. USA Swimming member clubs and private and public organizations are encouraged to take advantage of this educational resource. These one day (or 1 & ½ day) workshop style events are conducted by USA Swimming Facilities Development staff.
Saving Pools Saves Lives
Request an Electronic Aquatic Resource Manual by emailing Sue Nelson email@example.com.
What does Saving Pools Saves Lives mean? When pools close their doors we stop providing drowning prevention messages and the actual swim lesson that could save a life. We also stop providing the water programs that address the fitness levels of families in our communities.
Are you dealing with the possibility of your pool hours being cut back or even your pools closing? If yes then you definitely need to read on to learn more about how USA Swimming is being pro-active to keep pools open and be self-sustaining.
USA Swimming’s Facilities’ Development Department is addressing the dilemma of pool closures through hosting workshops and offering the Aquatic Resource Manual that was developed in 2011 to Aquatic Centers in the US.
The workshops are designed for individuals who have an influence on community decision makers that deal with the aquatic budget.
To learn more on “programming for sustainability” Click on Build a Pool to register for a USA Swimming Build a Pool Conference and to learn more information about the 2013 events that addresses topics for pools success.
National Drowning Prevention Alliance and the Pool Safely Campaign/ CPSC joins USA Swimming in creating the awareness of how important it is to have our aquatic centers/pools functional and sustainable. Without pools no one would learn &