2019 NIRSA Triventure

Aquatics • Facilities • Fitness • Health and Wellbeing

November 6-8, 2019  San Diego, California

Hotel & Travel

The NIRSA Triventure Institute provides in-depth information on focused education tracks: aquatics, facilities, fitness, and health and wellbeing. Attendees can attend sessions in any track. Additionally, Triventure attendees will be able to attend recreation facility tours, workout sessions, and networking socials with vendors and sponsor.

2019 NIRSA Triventure Institute: San Diego, California

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 fitness track, etc. 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!

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NIRSA Registry

Attendees may earn NIRSA CEUs to apply toward the Registry of Collegiate Recreation Sports Professional (RCRSP) credential.

Triventure CEU Information

The NIRSA Triventure was incredibly relevant to the work that we are currently doing in all three areas of recreation back on our campus. It was an excellent learning experience.

Dave Bryngil, Saint Peter's University

It was a great opportunity to see some current clients, CSU – Fort Collins and University of Washington. We had the opportunity to meet new clients NDSU and Virginia Tech. We had the opportunity to keep the conversation going with potential clients the University of Central Florida and the University of New Hampshire. InnoSoft will continue to participate in the NIRSA Triventure.


NIRSA Triventure is a great conference for a small university as these three areas are key for us and you can gain valuable info on all three areas. The size of the conference is great so that you can build relationships with those attending the conference in a more meaningful way due to the intimate nature of the sessions and the facility tours. Well Done!

Rin Seibert, Valparaiso University


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Presentation Proposals

The theme for the institute will be “Facing the Future Together.” This theme highlights the importance of collaboration, especially as recreation professionals tackle, the often unforeseen, challenges the future brings.

Some of the hot topics to consider are:

  • Emergency action plans

  • Training

  • Security

  • Adaptive programming and equipment
  • Reaching underrepresented groups

  • Integrated wellness

  • Technology

  • Non-traditional programming

  • Capital improvement projects

  • Whatever is a hot topic for you!

The deadline to submit a general educational session proposal, roundtable, preconference, and lighting session has passed.

The deadline to become a proposal reviewer has also passed.

Schedule of Events

The 2019 schedule is now available!

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NIRSA Triventure Schedule Overview

Keynote Speaker

Lydie Gutfeld

Lydie Gutfeld

2019 NIRSA Triventure Keynote Speaker

Lydie Gutfeld has been presenting for over 10 years on topics ranging from active aging, contracting, leadership, marketing and staff management.  With over 25 years in the recreation, she brings an energetic and passionate view to the definition of leadership.  She has worked for Beverly Hills, Culver City, Irvine and now works for the City of Mission Viejo where she is the Recreation and Community Services Manager responsible for Aquatics, Tennis, Recreation and fitness, Teen programs, afterschool programs, Special Events, Marketing and Staff Development.  In May 2017, she completed the Masters in Public Administration Program at California State University Fullerton with a concentration in Human Resources. She currently serves on the CPRS State Board as President.   In her spare time, Lydie runs a business where she is the Owner, Head Coach and Choreographer for Cheer Better United, a nationally ranked competitive cheer club in Orange County.

Invited Speakers

Bill O'Melia

Bill O’Melia

Don’t Let Tragedy Be Your Teacher

Drowning is preventable. At this session Bill O’Melia, from the segment “Not on Your Watch” included in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, will share his son Drennen’s story and the role management played in his fatal drowning. Learn how to integrate the tools in the Red Cross Lifeguarding suite of programs to set up and operate safe lifeguarding operations to prevent these kinds of tragedies from being repeated.
By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the need for in depth Policies and Procedures, Emergency Action Plans and frequent, quality in‐service trainings based on an actual events.
  2. Asses managements responsibilities as part of the aquatic safety team.
  3. Identify specific tools in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding suite of programs that can be used by supervisors and trainers to set up, train for and manage a strong lifeguarding operation.
  4. Identify lessons learned in this fatal drowning.

Pete DeQuincy

Pete DeQuincy

60 Drills in 60 Minutes (Water)

This hands-on session focuses on developing small groups in providing coordinated care to a victim. We will focus on flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork. Small groups will build their proficiency through deliberate practice, overlearning, and repetitive drills to meet all team objectives. Area of development: Rescue of a passive and passive submerged victim, team rescue response of passive submerged victim, in-water ventilations.
By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate small group management with time management.
  2. Develop repetitive drills that meet curriculum objectives.
  3. List strategies that increase communication and competency within the work group.

Preconference Activities

More information coming soon.

Facility Website
  • Facility names: Aztec Recreation Center

  • School name: San Diego State University

  • School enrollment: 34,000

  • Daily visitors: 2,500

  • Sustainability certificates: LEED – Gold

  • NIRSA Associate Member Equipment: Concept 2, Core Health & Fitness, Freemotion Fitness, LifeFitness, Precor, Umax, Woodway
Facility Website
  • Facility name: Ray & Joan Kroc Center – San Diego

  • Daily visitors: 5,000

  • Notable features: 9 unique buildings, climbing tower & challenge course, 12 acres of usable space, ice arena, pre-school academy, Joan B. Kroc Theatre, and more!
  • Interesting history: First of twenty-six Kroc centers built nationwide

Facility website
  • Precon location: Mission Bay Aquatic Center

  • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Pacific

  • Description: The peaceful coves of Mission Bay are a space like no other. Participants will enjoy a guided cove paddle and a SUP yoga class. Participants will be guided through a practice that invigorates the senses and strengthens your connection with the natural beauty of San Diego. Yogis and paddlers of all levels are encouraged to take part in this rewarding experience.

    In addition, attendees that show their Triventure badge at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, will receive a special discount of
    Buy 1 – Get 1 FREE SUP/Kayak rental!

    **Transportation to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center is not provided; please arrive onsite by 1:00pm.**

Facility Tours

More information coming soon.

Facility Website
  • School name: University of San Diego

  • Facility names: Sports Center; Bosley Fitness Center; McNamara Fitness Center and Fowler Park

  • School enrollment: 9,500

  • Daily visitors: 475

  • Most recent renovation date: Fowler Park (Athletics baseball field) 2014

  • NIRSA Associate Member Equipment: Innosoft Canada INC, IM Leagues, Spikeball, Woodway
Facility Website
  • School name: Southwestern College

  • Facility name: The Wellness and Aquatics Center

  • School enrollment:19,000

  • Daily visitors: 750

  • Sustainability certificates: LEED – Silver

  • Most recent renovation date: Built in January 2018

  • NIRSA Associate Member Equipment: Fitness Center Flooring provided by Mondo

Facility Website
  • School name: University of California-San Diego

  • Facility names: Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex

  • School enrollment: 30,000

  • Daily visitors: 3,000

  • Most recent renovation date: New flooring and turf strip in weight room December 2018

  • NIRSA Associate Member Equipment: New weight room and wellness studio flooring by Mondo.

Facility Website
  • Facility name: Fit Athletic – Mission Beach

  • Daily visitors: 500

  • Sustainability Features: Passive airflow, aluminum & glass structure, natural daylight

  • Most recent renovation date: Summer 2019, a four-year remodel project

  • Notable features: Historic pool built in 1925, retractable roof, amazing ocean views

Marriott San Diego Mission Valley


Single/Double: $179/night + tax


You can make reservations online. Reservations need to be made no later than 5:00pm local time October 5, 2019 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Upon registration, NIRSA encourages all attendees to reserve their hotel accommodations within the NIRSA room block. NIRSA relies on strong room block usage to secure ample meeting space, increase negotiation leverage for future institutes, and offset event expenses.

Roommate matching will become available with the opening of registration.


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