POOLaide Webinar: Health & Safety, Supplies, Staffing, etc post-COVID

POOLaide Webinar: Health & Safety, Supplies, Staffing, etc post-COVID

Originally aired April 27, 2020

In early April, Katie convened a committee of aquatic staff from across the USA (IA, VA, TX, AZ, CA) to discuss the unique challenges faced by large-scale aquatic facilities post-COVID (300 - 1200 lifeguards). We've been meeting weekly to discuss strategies, anticipating changes to health & safety, supplies, staffing, training, operations, communication, etc. post-COVID. 

We will share some of our findings so you can make better decisions for your aquatic facility. 

Powerpoint Slides

Willa Suter, Reston Association (Virginia) 

Evan McGurrin, Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority (Virginia)

Andrew York, University of California Santa Barbara (California)

Adam Thompson, Austin Parks & Recreation Department (Texas)

Katie Crysdale, Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd. (Alberta, Canada) 

Show Notes

00:00 Early start with Katie Crysdale, Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd. 

26:04 Welcome & Introductions

29:02 Willa Suter, Reston Association (Virginia) 

          Pre-Season Supply Inventory (Excel) 

49:28 Evan McGurrin, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (Virginia)

1:05:25 Adam Thompson, Austin Parks & Recreation Department

1:23:35 Drew Yorkey, University of California Santa Barbara (California)

 1:33:50 Wrap Up

Links/Sources Discussed 

Friday, April 24 webinar recording & show notes

The Redwoods Group

State of Aquatics: Discussing Aquatics in Uncertain Times - Zoom Archives (The Redwoods Group)

City of Calgary Bans All Public Events Until August 31 (Calgary Herald)

Free Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Sticker Signup

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Facebook)

All previous POOLaide webinar recordings (YouTube)

POOLaide Webinar Main Page

The Hot Zone (Nat Geo miniseries)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Instagram)

Can companies be held liable when their employees fall ill with COVID? (ABA Journal)

Managing the Big Risk of Bringing Your Employees Back to Work (Chief Executive)

A-Beautiful Pool COVID-19 Updates

USA Swimming

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

Ellis & Associates

Water & COVID-19 (Center for Disease Control)

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB)

VGB Act Resources & Guidance (Pool & Hot Tub Alliance)

FREE 1-hour VGB Online Class (Pool & Hot Tub Alliance)

COVID-19 Aquatic Talks (North Texas Aquatic Association)

Aerosol & Surface Stability of COVID-19 (New England Journal of MEdicine)

Legionnaires Disease & Pontiac Fever (Center for Disease Control)

Preventing Unintentional Chemical Injection (YouTube)

Compliance Signs

COVID-19 Safety Signs & Information

Collaboration in the time of Pandemic (May 2020, Parks & Recreation Monthly, National Parks & Recreation Association)

POOLaide Webinar: Planning to Reopen - Pool Operations After an Emergency Closure

Barton Springs Pool (Austin, Texas)

StarGUARD Elite

Customer Service Inservice Google Form (City of Austin)


Survey Monkey


Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Contact Page


Risk & How to Use a Risk Matrix (YouTube)
Free templates available on Google

A Covid Conversation with Dr. Justin Sempsrott (YouTube)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

POOLaide Webinar Networking List (Google Drive)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants email newsletter signup

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Instagram) 

"You always need to safeguard your employees against overwork and burnout, but now isn't the time to prioritize work-life balance. Rather, you need to preach survival...Work should be a distraction to the craziness, and being employed and continuing to grow your career is a positive, not a negative."

Four Surprising Leadership Habits You Need Now (Inc.)

"During a crisis, leaders tend to hyperfocus on managing the threat and neglect long-range thinking. With many businesses shuttered and others struggling to survive, some leaders are thinking only in tactical terms. They’re concerned with week-to-week survival, not long term vision...That’s understandable, but it’s a mistake. The ability to survive any crisis begins with a vision for what’s possible." (emphasis added)

The No.1 Mistake Leaders Make in Crisis (Michael Hyatt & Co.)

"Our conclusion is that we should stop wasting time planning ahead. Instead, we’ve adopted a “now, next, later” framework for decision making during crises. Today, despite the pandemic, we’re efficiently making progress in matters where we have control, and we’re gaining precious time to gird for changes that may or might not happen in the near future."

How to Manage during a Crisis: Sort Everything into "Now, Next, Later"(Entrepreneur)

For the complete POOLaide webinar schedule, please click here.


Comments 0

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published