Build A Pool Conference Schedule

2015 Regional Build-A-Pool Conference Schedule – Confirmed dates and locations below:


 Dates of Regional BAP Location/State In conjunction with:
September 12-13, 2015 Cleveland, OH ASCA World Clinic
October 10-11, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ
WAHC Conference
November 7-9, 2015 Atlanta, GA Co-host SERG Buildings

Cleveland, OH - September 12-13, 2015- In conjunction with ASCA World Clinic

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Scottsdale, AZ- October 10-11, 2015 in conjunction with the WAHC Conference

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Atlanta, GA- November 7-9, 2015- Co hosted by SERG Buildings

Each year USA Swimming adds something new to the Build a Pool Conference. This year there will be additional workshop put on by SERG, a professional provider of architectural membrane buildings. 

To learn more click on the link to register for the Build a Pool.  You can register to attend the BAP conference and/or the SERG workshop.  Questions email Sue Nelson


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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 best about the course?

"Very helpful resources, visuals and insights, good balance – very optimistic and realistic." 

"Enjoyed the training – opened my eyes to programming and the needs necessary."

"I love that you address each individual’s needs – The flash drive is an amazing gift!"

"Great examples, real world problem identification  - I feel better about the tasks ahead!"

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 one day (or 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 65 new facilities being commissioned. They have also played a supporting role in over 100 additional projects. Our professional providers have played a major part in these successes. Attendees receive a 4 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 2015, 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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