The Aquatic Facility Management Book addresses important information and safety concerns that aquatic facility managers need to know. This practical reference covers everything an aquatics director needs, including detailed information on directing, promoting, and evaluating programs; administering a budget and developing staff; overseeing all aspects of lifeguarding and safety systems; and managing risks, water chemistry and filtration systems, and facility operations.
Paul A. Fawcett, MA, a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard, led the development of and implemented the first aquatics majors program in the United States. Frequently published in aquatic journals and magazines, Fawcett received the Alex Haley Award in 2004 for writing on U.S. Coast Guard–related topics. He has more than 10 years of aquatics experience with a variety of organizations, including YMCAs, summer camps, community aquatics programs, college recreation programs, and college physical education programs. He holds numerous instructor and instructor trainer certifications, including American Red Cross water safety instructor, lifeguard instructor, and CPR and first aid instructor. Fawcett is also the former chair of the Aquatics Committee of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.