Topic: Aquatics

Aquatics; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Hot Topics in Collegiate Recreation 3995
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Shawn DeRosa, RCRSP, Penn State University
Colleges and universities across the nation are often microcosms of a greater youth culture. In many cases, our academic institutions are leaders in social justice and equity. At the same time, aging facilities can face challenges when balancing their inclusive goals against the practical implications of operating a recreation facility. With an emphasis on aquatics, this session will explore ever-changing attitudes and policies surrounding two hot topics: the needs of the transgender student at recreational venues and the creation of a safe environment for youth at recreational facilities.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Legal Liability & Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the challenges affecting transgender students as they attempt to fully utilize campus recreational programs and services.
  2. Prepare communication strategies for staff and customers surrounding transgender use of facilities.
  3. Be able to explain your institution”s policies and procedures for youth programs that are sponsored by both the institution and outside groups.
Aquatics; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Practical and Functional: Aquatic Facilities for All Students Needs 1825
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Osceola A
  • Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Scott Palmer, Aquatic Design Group
Collegiate aquatic programs across the country are competing for time and space within their local communities and with other universities. Learn how to develop an aquatic facility that can be programmed to satisfy the needs of all students, faculty and programs.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand current uses and demands on collegiate aquatic facilities through an analysis of trends.
  2. Learn how to diversify program offerings and increase facility use.
  3. Learn simple design strategies to maximize utilization of staff.
Aquatics Roundtable 1925
  • Monday, April 4 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Carl John Stancheski, University of Central Florida; Sarah Hunt, University of Central Florida
Aquatics programs throughout the country are beginning to see some changes within campus recreation. Come discuss the strengths and weaknesses Aquatics Programs are facing in campus recreation. Learn about new ideas, programs, and ways to improve your schools Aquatics program.
Aquatics; Marketing/Public Relations
A Big Wave in a Small Pool 1957
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Tampa 1/2/3
  • Dr. Mary Palmer, Texas Woman’s University; Zachary Hammerle, Texas Woman’s University
Increase usage in your aquatics program! Using Texas Woman’s University’s model as an example, learn techniques that promote growth even with non-traditional populations.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design; Research & Evaluation; Business Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to create aquatic programming that recognizes potential barriers and utilizes campus strengths to its advantage.
  2. Understand creative ways to collaborate with student affairs and academics in order to make your aquatics program an integral part of campus life.
  3. Develop a multi-layered, statistics-based marketing strategy that targets different campus populations.