WAHC 2017: Pre and Post-Conference Events

It's nearly the end of August. October is only a few weeks away! We will all be attending the 14th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM  Conference, but there is so much more than just the conference taking place on October 18-20. Be sure to review our Pre- and Post-Conference Events to plan your trip accordingly. 

Pre-Conference Events

CMAHC Biennial Vote on the Code

October 17-18, Omni Interlocken (WAHC Host Hotel) 

Every two years, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) members can take part in the process of updating the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). There have been 180 Change Requests submitted for 2017. Be eligible to participate in the review, comments, discussion, and voting on these CRs by joining the CMAHC, now. The first Vote on the Code Conference in 2015 was a success, and this conference can be, too, “driven by your expertise!” All CRs and attachments, technical reviews, member comments, conference presentations, voting results, and livestream video are posted on the CMAHC 2015 Biennial  Conference Archive webpage. Attendees that register for both WAHC and CMAHC will receive a total $50 discount off registration. To learn more about the CMAHC and reviewing the Change Requests, visit  cmahc.org today!

Insider's Tour

October 18, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Depart from the Omni Interlocken, Tour Boulder

Take a tour of local aquatic facilities with unique features and gain a new perspective on design and operation. The tour will visit the University of Colorado Boulder (Recreational Center), East Boulder Community Center (Boulder Government Owned), and the Bay Aquatic Park (Broomfield Government Owned). Lunch will be included. Learn more about each stop at  thewahc.org

NSPF Instructor Update Meeting

October 18, 2:30 - 5 PM, Omni Interlocken (WAHC Host Hotel) 

NSPF Instructors are required to attend the NSPF Instructor Update Meeting held at the WAHC. Awards are presented to top Instructors and new products and programs are described in detail. Instructors will also learn about best practices to help their businesses flourish.  Register for the meeting for free today. 

Aquatic Therapy Day

October 18, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Omni Interlocken (WAHC Host Hotel)

Aquatic Therapy University’s founder and Master Physical Therapist, Andrea Salzman, will be leading an eight-hour lab-intensive aquatic therapy course at the WAHC. This hands-on course is open to all therapists, medical fitness practitioners, wellness professionals, and rehabilitation providers who count aquatic therapy within their scope of practice. Training is designed to provide evidence-based ideas for treating the patient with low back, neck, shoulder and chronic pain–and then to practice these techniques in water. The course covers summaries of recent research findings which support aquatic therapy for these populations. Also included is a 4-hour warm water lab, with transportation to the pool lab provided by NSPF. The instructional hours are pre-approved for 8 CCUs from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), a recognized provider for licensure renewal in 30 states. Registration fora Aquatic Therapy Day is $199.

Advanced Service TechnicianTM Course 

October 18, 8 AM - 5 PM, Omni Interlocken (WAHC Host Hotel)

ASTCM Certification is a comprehensive 53-hour blended training course which provides service professionals with advanced-level service education. Purchase and complete the online modules in advance, and then complete your Certification in this one-day Classroom Session being held on Wednesday before the WAHC. For more information about the Advanced Service TechnicianTM Course or ASTCM Certification visit nspf.org or email NSPF Mission Development Specialist Johnathan Nies.

Welcome Reception 

October 18, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Pavilion at the Omni Interlocken (WAHC Host Hotel)

Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Omni Interlocken welcomes the WAHC with a night of games, music, and friends. Enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather outside on the Terrace overlooking two outdoor pools, a waterfall, and the Eldorado Golf Course. Entertainment, drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres are included as part of your conference registration.

Post-Conference Events

Farewell Function 

October 20, 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM 

Don’t go home, yet; stick around for one last networking opportunity with your new friends and contacts. Exciting door prizes and drinks will be provided. You might even win a free registration for WAHC 2018!

USA Regional Build A Pool Conference 

October 21-22, 8:00 AM - 5 PM, Omni Interlocken (WAHC Host Hotel)

USA Swimming will be hosting a Regional Build a Pool Conference following the WAHC. The two-day conference is a workshop style event where you will learn about: 

  • Developing your committee and professional team
  • Understanding programming for your community and the 4 pillars of aquatics
  • New technologies and build options
  • Facility design from learn to swim and therapy pools, to large competition pools  
  • How the USA Swimming Professional Providers can help make your project real

The target audience for the Build a Pool Conference includes coaches, parent boards, city councils, architects, and engineers who want to start developing their dream pools. Attendees will gain ideas on how to program facilities for sustainability and learn about innovation in renovations and new building projects. 

The Regional Build a Pool Conference is $89.00. To learn more about this influential conference email Sue Nelson at  snelson@usaswimming.org

NSPF Instructor Course

NSPF has been hosting an NSPF Instructor Course alongside the WAHC for many years. This year, 30 candidates will stick around after WAHC to prepare to share their knowledge with pool operators around the world. This is a closed course but visit our website for more information about NSPF's Instructor Program

In Conclusion... 

#WAHC2017 has loads to offer every aquatic professional, from attending sessions and networking with industry leaders at the conference, to participating in events that take place before and after the WAHC. Follow us on  Facebook and Twitter for updated news, and be sure to share your enthusiasm for #WAHC2017! 



World Aquatic Health Conference
Pre and Post Conference Events
CMAHC Vote on the Code
Insider's Tour
NSPF Instructor Update Meeting
Aquatic Therapy Day
Advanced Service Technician Course
AST Certification
USA Regional Build A Pool Conference