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Build A Pool Conference Schedule

2014 Regional Build-A-Pool Conference Schedule – Confirmed dates and locations below:

 

 Dates of Regional BAP Location/State In conjunction with:
January 18-19, 2014 Lyndhurst, NJ  
February 22-23, 2014 Austin, TX Association of Aquatic Professionals
May 1-4, 2014 Chicago, IL Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute
September 13-14, 2014 Jacksonville, FL American Swimming Coaches Association
October 11-12, 2014 Portland, OR World Aquatic Health Conference
October 25-26, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
World Water Park Association

Chicago, IL - May 2-3, 2014 in conjunction with the ATRI National Aquatic Conference

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Jacksonville, FL - September 13-14, 2014- In conjunction with ASCA

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Portland, OR- October 11-12, 2014- In conjunction with WAHC

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Las Vegas, NV - October 25-26, 2014- In conjunction with WWA

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What are Coaches Saying?

Q: What did you like best about the course?

Sharon Hales: Aquatic Director at Energy Fitness: Diversity of info, very knowledgeable, applied to many scenarios; and large amount of content that is relevant.

Drew Griffin: member of pool project committee: Personal attention to our unique situation

Kelly Bumgardner: Director of Facilities Calhoun City Schools:” The frankness of the finance piece

Kelli Ellermann: Marketing Director of Energy Fitness: Good transition to multiple topics; very informational. Flash drive is a great benefit

Joseph Zemaitis: Head Coach Swim Neptune: I just returned from the Regional Build a Pool Conference in Sherman Oaks, CA. As a coach-owned club, I went with the intention of moving beyond the “dream” of building our own facility to finding out more about what that would actually mean and what the next preliminary steps would be. I was not disappointed.  I found the conference to be the best I have ever attended. The wealth of information presented went far beyond just the nuts and bolts of building a pool. It was information that will be extremely important to building our program whether or not we actually are able to get our own hole in the ground!

Shawn Watson: Swim Club Parent: Aquatic Holdings:  I attended the regional build-a-pool conference in Lyndhurst, NJ last weekend, and wanted to provide my personal feedback.  I was overwhelmed by the amount and quality of content offered in the conference.  From the land acquisition to the facility-building to the aquatics programming, Mick and Sue provided invaluable information.  My business partners and I thought we had a good handle on our plans and business model, but the information from the conference caused us to refine our plans and create a superior water-based continuum in a state-of-the-art facility. 

I want to thank USA Swimming for the regional conferences they provide.  I can't think of another national organization that supports its members at the grassroots like USA Swimming!

REGIONAL BUILD A POOL CONFERENCES

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

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

#1 - The 12 hour version with eight hours on one day and four hours the following morning. This conference format covers programming, basis business planning, and cost to build, cost to operate, and three 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 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 eight hour one day version. This conference format covers programming, planning, and cost to build, cost to operate, and three actual examples of different sized facilities. Building and design methods are also presented along with ideas for phasing and renovating. 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 four hour condensed version This conference format briefly covers programming, and cost to build, cost to operate, and two actual examples of different sized facilities. 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 theinformation in electronic form.

 

• The first ½ of day 1 concentrates on PROGRAMMING PRECEEDING DESIGN and the business of aquatics.
• The second ½ of day 1 focuses on 3 case studies and modern design options for efficiency and effectiveness.
• The second day morning is all about making pools sustainable and developing an Enterprise Plan as the precursor to the business plan and feasibility study.

 

In 2014, USA Swimming will host six Regional Build a Pool Workshops in conjunction with other aquatic industry conferences. See the schedule above for dates and locations as well as a link to be able to register.

 

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