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POOLaide Webinar: Planning for Uncertainty: Aquatic Programming on the Fly

Presentation by Rishona Hyman, Aqua Essence Swim Academy & Ready, Set, Swim Foundation
Originally aired March 30, 2020

Swimming lessons, aquafit classes, and leadership courses (lifeguarding, first aid, etc.) - how do you plan your programming when we're taking life week-by-week? Learn from someone who's spent 18+ years updating programs based on someone else's changing the schedule.

Powerpoint Slides

Rishona Hyman
Rishona has a lifetime of experience in aquatics. She started her full service swim academy in Winnipeg in 2002. In 2017 she started a charitable foundation Ready, Set, Swim! She has received numerous awards for her dedication and work over the years. 

When she isn’t in the pool or at a pool she spends time with her 2 kids, husband and sheepadooodle! She also enjoys spending time with friends, eating delicious food and vacations. 

Show Notes

00:00 early start - webinar hangout with Katie Crysdale, Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd. 

22:05 Welcome

23:05 Introducing Rishona Hyman, Aqua Essence Swim Academy & Ready, Set, Swim Foundation

24:30 Presentation "Planning for Uncertainty: Aquatic Programming on the Fly."

1:03:40 End of Presentation, Announcements

1:09:40 Q & A with Rishona Hyman

1:25:18 Wrap Up

Links/Sources Discussed 

March 25 webinar recording & show notes 

March 27 webinar recording & show notes 

Inservice training topics blog post link (check back soon!)

16 Personalities Quiz  (FREE!)


16 Personalities Personality Types 

Katie is an "Advocate" (INFJ) Personality

School House Kitchen & Libations   (Arvada, Colorado)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Instagram)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants (Facebook)

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Newsletter Signup

Story Stitch cards

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez  (Instagram account) 

Aqua Essence Adjustable Swim Headbands (price in CAD $) or email Rishona directly at rishona@aquaessence.ca for more information about manufacturing or ordering. 

Ready, Set, Swim Foundation (website)

Ready, Set, Swim Foundation (Facebook page)

Ready, Set, Swim Foundation (Instagram) 

I am a … Lifeguard! Swag (Red Bubble)
100% of proceeds go to support the Ready, Set Swim Foundation

Aqua Essence Swim Academy (website)

Aqua Essence Swim Academy (Facebook page)

Aqua Essence Swim Academy (Instagram)

Farmers Branch Aquatics Center (FBh2o Instagram)

Lifeguard Authority Facebook Group 

Online Certified Pool Operator (CPO) class 

Indoor Swimming Pool & Picnic (Aqua Essence Instagram)

Oklahoma Cowboy Museum viral post

National Cowboy Museum (Twitter)

The Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher (social media/marketing tips)

Round Rock Lifeguards (Instagram)

Pima County Aquatics (Instagram)

Farmers Branch Aquatics (Instagram)

Swim Angelfish (website)

Swim Angelfish (Instagram)

POOLaide Webinar Contact Directory (Google Drive)


For the complete POOLaide webinar schedule, please click here.



  • Hi Pam, I just tested the hyperlink above (9 am on March 31) and a PDF does open. There are 21 slides with a purple background. Please try clearing your cookies and opening the link again, or perhaps in a different location. The file is located here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1952/8491/files/Programing_on_the_Fly_-Aqua_Essence_-_Presentation2.pdf?v=1585508686

    Katie Crysdale
  • powerpoint presentation today March 30 is mostly empty pages. Can I get a link that works please?

    Pam Greene

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