Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Making Your Watermark: Jump into a Trio of Articles Aimed at Improving Your Aquatic Facility: A Letter from NAB President Juliene R. Hefter

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Making Your Watermark: Jump into a Trio of Articles Aimed at Improving Your Aquatic Facility: A Letter from NAB President Juliene R. Hefter

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If you are a full-time professional in the aquatic field or manage any type of aquatic activities as part of your job duties, the National Aquatic Conference (NAC) is a "must attend" for you. I attended my first NAC in 1996 and have attended most years since. I began going to the NAC and National Aquatic Management School (NAMS) to expand my horizons and to "get some sun" but my career has advanced to what it is today because of my attendance at these conferences.

The conference is filled with diverse educational opportunities that will help even the most seasoned professional improve their facilities and programs. Participants are provided with the most current information that is invaluable to the profession. Attendance at NAC also offers the highest potential to advance our field through networking.

Throw 500 aquatic professionals in a room and something good is bound to come out of the experience. Conversation is the inspiration for innovation. When attending the conference, the opportunity to contribute to the field of aquatics is huge.

Conferences like the NAC and schools such as NAMS present a unique opportunity for innovation through the vast melting pot of expertise and interest. When aquatic professionals network with one another, the results can be impressive. Similarly, if professionals involved with the development and safety of aquatic facilities are networking, it can only mean that everyone is learning something new.

To those who are attending NAC and NAMS or for those that have yet to make that determination, I encourage you to get out and talk to people. You have unique knowledge and unique interests that can pollinate new ideas. Networking opportunities combined with conference sessions offer a low barrier to talk to like-minded professionals. Consider those sessions as the jumping point for new and interesting conversation. Sessions are designed to make you think, while the conference as a whole is designed to make you think together.

To those who are not attending NAC, but have the means, I offer this: Anyone who is an aquatic professional has knowledge to offer--please choose to share that knowledge and help all of us grow as a profession.

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