The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, 3rd ed.

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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-763-1
Copyright:2014
Edition:3rd
Dimensions:8.5 x 11
Format: This is the PRINT format of this title Paperback
Author(s): Rachel Griffiths
Tom Griffiths



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The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, having been a respected staple in libraries of many aquatic professionals for nearly a quarter century, has been improved with up-to-date, cutting-edge information.

The third edition brings to you our best and most recent efforts in this new authoritative text.

Rachel Griffiths and Tom Griffiths combine more than 50 years of professional swimming pool experience in this country and abroad to bring you the newest swimming pool technologies and information that will certainly improve the safety and enjoyment of your aquatic facility.

New and exciting information includes The Americans with Disabilities Act, expanded Risk Management chapters, in-depth discussions on water safety, and much more.

About the Author(s)

Tom Griffiths

Tom Griffiths, Ed.D., is the Director of Aquatics and Safety Officer for Intercollegiate Athletics at The Pennsylvania State University.

He oversees four indoor swimming pools, a large 50-meter outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

As the Safety Officer for Intercollegiate Athletics, he is also responsible for safety for athletic and recreational sports on the University Park campus.

Dr. Griffiths teaches the Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO) course and the Better Beach Management course for the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

He is a prolific writer, speaker, and designer who has written five textbooks and has published more than 300 articles. In 2003, NRPA awarded his lifetime efforts in water safety with their prestigious "Distinguished Aquatic Professional."

Traveling around the country teaching the AFO course has certainly helped Dr. Griffiths in preparing the second edition of his book.

His new additions, "Dr. Tom's Tips," come from his 30-plus years running pools in a variety of states plus all the ideas that facility managers and pool operators have given him during his AFO courses that he has taught during the past 20 years.

Dr. Griffiths also developed the Five-Minute Scanning Strategy for Lifeguards and designed a series of lifeguards stations manufactured by Paragon Aquatics to supplement his scanning technique and video.

His previously published books include: Sport SCUBA Diving in Depth, 1991, (Princeton Book Company), The Swimming Pool, 1994, (Simon Schuster) and Better Beaches, 1999, (National Recreation and Park Association).

He is also the president on the aquatic consulting firm The Aquatic Safety Research Group (www.aquaticsafetygroup.com)