Preparing Aquatic Staff For Summer 2020

Recorded On: 09/12/2019

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This webinar will cover four key topics to ensure a smooth start to your summer 2020 season. We will review hiring and recruiting, training, preparing your facilities, and optimizing your schedule. We will dive into hiring of specific demographics including retired and home school demographics, how to break down the barriers that prevent potential employees from becoming employees, and how to stress the benefits of being a lifeguard. We will also discuss training preparation, how to set your standards through training, and how to ensure your programs are benefiting from your training schedules. We will touch on key facility maintenance in the off season to prepare for the summer, creating paperwork and checklist that give you the information you need, and key safety equipment that is needed to stay in compliance. Lastly, we will discuss how to review your pool, programming, and staff schedules to ensure that you are creating a safe, fun, and productive environment for your guest and your staff, while keeping budget in mind.

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Bob Floyd

Aquatics Supervisor, Austin Parks and Recreation Aquatics

Bob Floyd started working in the field of parks and recreation at the age of 15 as an aquatic camp counselor for the City of Long Beach, CA and since then has held several different titles and worked in a variety of aquatic environments. He has a B.A. in Communication Design, Media Arts from California State University, Chico and has a passion for design, marketing, business, teaching, and aquatics. Bob currently works for the City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Aquatics Division as an Aquatic Supervisor and enjoys being able to use his background in communication design to further the reach of aquatics programming to the community. Before working for the city of Austin, Robert worked for Google Ventures, Signpost where he worked as a Sales Executive helping small and medium size businesses identify needed marketing solutions and has also worked as a consultant for business owners helping them to better understand the value of social media based marketing and how to execute marketing campaigns to improve their customer base. 

Beckie Gordillo

Aquatics Supervisor, Austin TX Parks and Recreation

Beckie Gordillo started her lifeguarding career at 17 and has worked in the Aquatic Management field as an a Swim Instruction Program coordinator, an age group and Masters Swim Coach, and most recently as an Aquatics Supervisor for the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Beckie has a Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University, a Masters in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and a multiple subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State as well. Before returning to Aquatics full time in 2018, Beckie spent 16 years in the classroom teaching 3rd – 6th grades. During this time as a teacher, she stayed connected with the aquatics field as a contract instructor for several cities in the Bay area as a Lifeguard instructor and Water Safety Instructor Trainer.

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Webinar: Preparing Aquatic Staff For Summer 2020
09/12/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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