Build A Pool Conference Schedule

Regional Build-A-Pool Conference Schedule – Confirmed dates and locations below:


Click on date to register for the BAP Conference.


 Dates of Regional BAP City/State Hotel
March 11-12, 2017
Lewisville, TX
SpringHill Suites Dallas Lewisville
May 5-6, 2017 Minneapolis, MN
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
June 16-17, 2017 Uniondale, NY
Long Island Marriott
August 5-6, 2017 St. Louis, MO
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
September 2-3, 2017 Washington, D.C.
Washington D.C. Hilton
October 21-22, 2017 Denver, CO
Omni Interlocken Hotel


Dates of Coach Owner Seminar/Workshop 

 March 31-April 2, 2017
Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO



Registration for all 2017 Build a Pool Conference will be ready by the middle of December.

For a visual map of the 2017 Regional Build a Pool locations click here


For a Build a Pool Conference Description click here


For questions contact Sue Nelson or Mick Nelson.

2017 Coach Owner Seminar/Workshop

USA Swimming Facilities Department will host the 2017 Coach Owner  Seminar/Workshop at the Olympic Training Center on March 31st, April 1st & 2nd.

We have conducted a Coach Owner Seminar/Workshop every other year since 2013. Attendees have raved about their experience and information they took home. The planning is well under way for the 2017 workshop to be held at the OTC – USA Swimming offices. We feel this is one of the most important weekends of the year for those attendees who are considering owning their own swim club/business. The seminar/workshop is conducted 2 full 8 hour days (Saturday and Sunday). Departure is Monday morning. 

For the Coach Owner Seminar agenda and timeline click here. For more information & to register click here.

Who Attends the Build a Pool Conference?

The average attendance for the Build a Pool Conferences is 25 to 30 attendees. 


People who attend are coaches, parent boards, city council, architects and engineers who want to start developing a plan for their dream pool.   

Attendees will get ideas on how to program facilities for sustainability plus learn about innovative ideas and examples for new buildings and renovations.  


ASCA Certified Coaches will receive 10 credit hours for attending. 



What Others are Saying?

Q: What did you like MOST about the course?

"How to make the pool sustainable."

-Jud Shutts, Head Coach, San Benito Aquatics

"Well organized & easy to follow – time to network."

-Jean Bixby, The Center for Healthy Generations

"Various pool designs, why that design, and estimated revenue/cost to operate. The jump drive is awesome."

-Jeff Byers, Vitras Swim Club


"The complexities & multi facets that need to be addressed in building a pool."

-Andrew Lenick, Summit Therapy Group

workshop objectives

Attendees will be able to...


1.Plan and Build your Facility for TOTAL AQUATIC PROGRAMMING

2.Validate the needs to explore possibilities for aquatic centers

3.Understand and identify adversaries and advocates for project 

4.Figure cost to operate - programming income potential 

5.Have a better understanding pool and building size options & cost to build

6.Learn about other management options and value received pricing 

7.Learn about new building technologies 


In an effort to make attendance at the conferences more economical, we have scheduled six regional Build-a-Pool Conferences with a variety of dates and locations to choose from. These 1 & ½ day workshop style events are conducted by our Facilities Development staff. To date we estimate these conferences have been an important part of over 127 new facilities being commissioned. Our professional providers have played a major part in these successes. Attendees receive a 8 gig flash drive with all materials presented plus lots of supporting information.


The format offers information about:

  • Programming pools for financial sustainability
  • Renovating and upgrading/changing existing pools
  • Expanding or adding on to pools
  • Designing and building new facilities


USA Swimming conducts different versions of the Regional Build a Pool Workshop – see below for the descriptions.

#1 - The Regional Build a Pool Conference.  The regular version is always 12 hours with eight hours on one day and four hours the following morning. This format covers programming, basis business planning, and
cost to build, cost to operate, and 2 actual examples of different sized facilities. New industry products and methods are also presented along with ideas for expanding and renovating. Day two will cover the Enterprise Plan and the “Take Home Powerpoint” for new projects. These conferences/workshops feature the most up-to-date information in an easy to understand entertaining presentation. Each attendee will receive a flash drive at registration with all of the information in electronic form.

#2 - The LSC version: This conference format is streamlined into one or a half day format.  It briefly covers programming, and cost to build, cost to operate, and 1 example of a facility. New building methods are
also presented. These conferences/workshops feature the most up-to-date information in an easy to understand entertaining presentation. Each attendee will receive a flash drive at registration with all of the information in electronic form.

#3 – The Custom Build a Pool Conference: This where we come to you to conduct a 1 & ½ day or 2 day workshop. For more information and associated cost contact Facilities Director, Mick Nelson –

In 2016, USA Swimming will host Regional Build a Pool Workshops in conjunction with other aquatic industry conferences plus stand-alone BAP Conferences. See the schedule above for dates and locations as well as a link to be able to register.
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