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Introduction

A recent survey found that pools and waterfronts are some of the most-used recreation facilities in the NWT. Aquatics programs offer many benefits.

  • People of all ages can participate.
  • A chance to learn basic water safety skills.
  • Another option for physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Positive contribution to children’s development.

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) established the Aquatics Committee to develop strategic work plans to improve community aquatics programs. This manual is one of the Committee’s projects.

  • For senior administrative officers, rec coordinators, and pool supervisors.
  • With good information about the roles, duties, and procedures needed to operate a seasonal pool facility in the NWT.

We hope this manual helps you have a safe and enjoyable aquatics season. We welcome your ideas for changes or additions to the manual.

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The information in this manual does not take the place of formal training in pool operation. The NWTRPA recommends that the appropriate municipal workers take specific training to become more familiar with things such as lifeguarding, instruction, facility operations, and program delivery. Several national and territorial organizations provide this kind of training, such as:

  • Lifesaving Society
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • School of Community Government

Disclaimer: The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) assumes no liability in connection with the use of the information in this manual. The NWTRPA does not review or endorse the contents of any website listed in this manual. We assume no liability for any content or opinion expressed on those websites. We do not guarantee that the contents and links are free of errors or viruses.

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