The event is slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Early registration is now available for the 2015 World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), offering a savings when registering by June 1. The three-day event, hosted by the non‐profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), is slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015, in the Valley of the Sun, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. Complete details, including one‐stop registration, an interactive seminar schedule, presenter bios and special conference events, can be found at the conference website, along with a link to make discounted hotel room reservations.
This year’s Welcome Reception will celebrate NSPF’s 50th anniversary of keeping pools open and safer. Other special events include a private showing of the Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce documentary, “Touch the Wall”; the International NSPF Instructor Meeting; an Environmental Health Leader Reception; and an Emerging Leaders Reception.
In addition, the first bi-annual meeting of the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Oct. 6 to 7 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. The CMAHC serves the role of collecting, assessing, and relaying national input needed on the MAHC. Other pre and post conference events include an Insider’s Tour, USA Swimming’s Regional Build a Pool Conference, and a Genesis 3 event to be announced.
Two keynote addresses will kick off the schedule planned for more than 400 WAHC attendees. Rowdy Gaines, Olympic swimmer, now executive director of LIMU’s Rowdy’s Kidz outreach program will open the conference on Thursday, Oct. 8; Graham Talley & Ashkahn Jahromi, entrepreneurs with outrageous curiosity will present on the morning of Oct. 9.
The event includes 62 seminars across eight tracks: New Industry Technology (nine seminars); Health Benefits (five seminars, plus 16 TED‐style 5- to 7-minute talks); Facility Management (nine seminars); Health Codes (five seminars); RWI Prevention (four seminars); Advanced Chemistry/DBP Prevention (4 seminars); Drowning Prevention (five seminars); and Market Growth (five seminars); plus a scientific poster session and tabletops.
The World Aquatic Health Conference is tailored for professionals affiliated with aquatic facilities, service providers, consultants, parks and recreation, water parks, academia, manufacturers, associations, builders, retail, boating, community organizations, distributors, hotels, government, health/medical and media. A record number of attendees traveled to the 2014 WAHC from 42 states and 12 countries. Attendees from the U.S., Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, the Ukraine and the U.K. participated in this global aquatic research forum.
Full‐time college students may register for the WAHC at a special price by providing proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.