Build A Pool Conference Schedule

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


 Dates of Regional BAP Location/State In conjunction with:
January 7-8, 2016 Napa, CA
Pacific Swim Coaches Association Clinic
April 22-23, 2016 Chicago, IL
Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute
June 11-12, 2016 Missoula, MT

July 3, 2016
Omaha, NE
Olympic Trials
September 10-11, 2016 Fort Lauderdale, FL
American Swimming Coaches Association
October 22-23, 2016 Nashville, TN
World Aquatic Health Conference
November 12-13, 2016 Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University


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

Napa, CA- January 7-8, 2016 in conjuntion with Pacific Swim Coaches Association Clinic

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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 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 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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