WAHC 2018: Pre and Post-Conference Events

pre and post conference events at WAHC 2018While battling this summer heat, it's not too early to think about a working vacation in October!  In addition to attending the 15th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM  Conference, there is so much more taking place on October 10–12. Be sure to review our Pre- and Post-Conference Events and plan your trip accordingly. 

Pre-Conference Events

Insider's Tour

October 10, 9:00 AM2:00 PM, Depart from the Charleston Marriott, Tour Charleston

Take a tour of local aquatic facilities, each with unique features, and gain a fresh perspective on design and operations. The tour destinations will be announced soon! Lunch will be included. Learn more about each stop along the tour at thewahc.org

2017  NSPF InstructorsNSPF Instructor Update Meeting

October 10, 3:005:00 PM, Charleston Marriott (WAHC Host Hotel) 

NSPF Instructors are required to attend or view the annual NSPF Instructor Update Meeting. Held at the WAHC in Charleston, the meeting features Instructor awards and a detailed presentation of new products and programs being rolled out by NSPF. Instructors will also learn about best practices to help their businesses flourish.  Register for the free meeting today. 

Advanced Service TechnicianTM Course 

October 10, 8:00 AM5:00 PM, Charleston Marriott (WAHC Host Hotel)

AST®​ 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 AST®​ Certification visit nspf.org or email NSPF Mission Development Specialist Johnathan Nies.

Certified Pool/Spa OperatorTM Course

October 10, 8 AM5 PM, Charleston Marriott (WAHC Host Hotel)

Earning a CPO® Certification provides individuals with a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, basic pool and spa operation, and risk reduction. Widely accepted in many states as the standard of care for education, learn more about earning your Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification now!

EH Round Table at WAHCEnvironmental Health Leader Symposium

October 10, 8:00 AM5:00 PM, Charleston Marriott (WAHC Host Hotel)

Environmental Health Officials are invited to a closed Symposium with roundtable lunch to discuss relevant trends and best practices. EH Officials not attending the WAHC are invited to purchase a guest ticket for only $25 to attend the Symposium and lunch. To register or for more information, contact Susan Wichmann.

Welcome Reception 

October 10, 6:30 PM9:00 PM, South Carolina Aquarium

This perfect waterfront location has beautiful views of Charleston Harbor from the open-air terrace.  Inside, explore two-floors of the aquarium's exhibits hosting a 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank where you can see sharks, 220-pound sea turtle, and much more. While enjoying the aquarium and networking with colleagues, we will be serving delicious hors-d'oeuvres and drinks. Start your WAHC experience off right by joining us at the Welcome Reception, included with conference registration.

Post-Conference Events

Farewell Function 

October 12, 3:20 PM4:30 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 2019!

USA Regional Build A Pool Conference 

October 1314, 8:00 AM5:00 PM, Charleston Marriott (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

In Conclusion... 

#WAHC2018 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 #WAHC2018! 

WAHC Track Tuesday
World Aquatic Health Conference
Pre and Post Conference Events
USA Build a Pool Conference South Carolina
​Environmental Health Leader Symposium
NSPF Instructor Update Meeting