2017 NIRSA Aquatic Institute 2017-03-24T20:07:01+00:00

2017 NIRSA Aquatic Institute

A part of 2017 NIRSA Triventure
November 30-December 2, 2017 • Marietta, Georgia

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A successfully designed and managed aquatic facility can make all the difference to the health and wellness of a campus. From pool therapy to water polo, aquatic facilities provide students, staff, and members with the space and programming they need to stay healthy and have fun.

The NIRSA Aquatic Institute is a week-long learning and networking opportunity for professionals involved with the planning, design, and execution of aquatic facilities and programs.

Attendees who decide to attend the preconference activities will have the opportunity to obtain aquatic specific certifications!

Whether you’re a recreation facilities director, an aquatic programming professional, or a university planner, the Aquatic Institute delivers in-depth discussions and information key to the development of safe and effective aquatic facilities and programs.

Didn’t get a chance to attend the last Aquatics Institute? Take a look at what you missed out on!

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I loved attending the 2015 NIRSA Triventure event! It was the first opportunity I’ve had to attend a conference that had so many aquatic sessions! I brought tons of new ideas back to my university!

Beth Raub, Mount St. Mary's University

Topic Areas

Training &


Scheduling &

Assessment: Goals, Objectives, & Outcomes

Marketing: Programs & Careers

Other Aquatic Related Topics

The 2017 NIRSA Aquatic Institute Committee has recommended the following specific session topics:

  • Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

  • In-Services

  • Aquatic Programming

Gain access to all three events during the 2015 NIRSA Triventure

3 days of expanding your knowledge of aquatics, fitness & wellness, and recreation facilities.

NIRSA Aquatic Institute
NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute
NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo

Attend educational sessions from any track

No matter your area of expertise, broaden your horizons by hopping from the aquatic track to the facilities track to the wellness track. Your registration grants you access to all content.

Tour state-of-the-art recreation facilities

Join us as we visit fantastic facilities — get up close and personal as you learn from innovative solutions. Details on tour locations and logistics are still be worked out.

Network with professional colleagues

Whether you’re connecting with someone in your area of expertise or reaching out to build a cross-functional network, the NIRSA Triventure is the place to share your business card!


It’s time to advance your career in collegiate recreation. Register now!



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Presentation proposals are being accepted.

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Presenter Guidelines & Resources

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Aquatics Intramurals/Officiating/Extramurals Risk Management/Legal Issues
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Managing/Leading Professional Staff Service
Executive Leadership and Strategic Thinking Managing/Leading Student Staff Small College/Community College
Facility Management, Planning, & Design Marketing/Public Relations Special Event Programming
Family/Youth Member Services Sport Clubs
Financial Planning/Budget/Pricing Outdoor Student Learning Outcomes
Fitness/td> Personal/Professional Development Sustainable Communities
Global Perspective/td> Research/Assessment Technology
Health/Wellbeing Revenue Generation/Mindshift/Entrepreneurial Technology


Preconference Events

Preconference Events

Get a jump start at the ERSL Conference!

 Plan ahead! Preconference workshops & events are on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Thursday, February 25
Cost: Free

This activity will encompass a lot of low elements/activities for students and young professionals to learn, grow, and lead. More details about this event will be available soon.

  Transportation will depart and return to the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites.

  Lunch is included.

Thursday, February 25
Cost: Free

Engage in this meaningful preconference service project with a selected non-profit off-campus organization in Hattiesburg. Please dress in comfortable clothes and close toed athletic shoes. More details about this event will be available soon.

  Transportation will depart and return to the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites.

  Lunch is included.

Register Today!

Schedule of Events

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2017 schedule details are coming Fall 2016!

You can get a sense of this year’s program by reviewing the 2016 schedule.

7:30am-9:00am — Pre-conference Registration

8:30am-4:00pm — HBCU Summit (Registration Required)

9:00am- 4:00pm — Community Service at the Stewpot (Registration Required)

3:00pm-4:45pm — Registration/Check-In

5:00pm-6:30pm — Opening General Session

7:00pm-9:00pm — Meet and Greet

7:00am-9:30am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)

8:30am-9:50am — Mock Interviews

10:00am-11:00am — Session I

11:10am-12:10pm — Session II

12:15pm-1:30pm — Take a Student to Lunch

1:40pm-2:40pm — Session III

2:50pm-3:50pm — Session IV

4:00pm-4:20pm — T-Shirt Exchange (TBD)

4:30pm-4:45pm — 2nd day Wrap Up and Day 3 Overview. Social Information Distributed

6:00pm-9:00pm — ERSL Social

7:00am-9:00am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)

9:00am-10:00am — Session V

10:10am-11:10am — Session VI

11:20am-12:20pm — Session VII

12:20pm-1:30pm — Lunch, Closing Remarks

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center


$129/night + tax for single or double


Attendees can make reservations online or by calling 1-888-685-2500 and requesting the NIRSA group rate.
Reservations need to be made no later than Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Roommate matching will become available with the opening of registration.


2017 Triventure Connect Community coming soon.

*Access to this event Connect community is only available for members with a current Connect Profile.

Related News

  • Find out where the 2017 NIRSA Triventure is headed

    Whether you work in the fields of aquatics, fitness, wellness, or recreation facilities, this event is for you! The NIRSA Triventure is an incredible professional development opportunity for everyone in the recreation profession.

Special thanks to the

2017 NIRSA Aquatic Institute Committee


Bethany Bower

Georgetown University


Dana Dickerson


Professional Member

Nigel Harris

University of Texas at San Antonio

Professional Member

Matthew Cole

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Professional Member

Sarah Litowich

George Mason University

Professional Member

Nicole Widmer

San Diego State University

Brittany Rejda

NIRSA Headquarters Staff


Bethany Bower

Georgetown University


Dana Dickerson


2017 NIRSA Aquatic Institute Committee

Committee Position Members Email
Chair Bethany Bower,
Georgetown University
Consultant Dana Dickerson,
NIRSA Professional Members Matthew Cole,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Nigel Harris,
University of Texas at San Antonio
Sarah Litowich,
George Mason University
Nicole Widmer,
San Diego State University
NIRSA Headquarters Staff Brittany Rejda, brittany.rejda@nirsa.org