WAHC Track Tuesday: Elements of WAHC

WAHCity Elements of WAHCWho Should Attend?

New this year, is a WAHC track that highlights the best of WAHC pasts with updated details and research: Elements of WAHC. Join seasoned speakers Julie Gilchrist, Darla Goeres, Ernest (Chip) Blatchley, Joseph Stefanyak, Dr. James Amburgey, Scott Bowron, and Michael Beach. Manufacturers, Pool Operators, Aquatic Directors, EH Officials, Builders and Designers, Facility Managers, Lifeguards, and NSPF Instructors will enjoy these sessions and the opportunity to add to their knowledge of best practices.

What Will Be Discovered?

The Elements of WAHC track features a two-day track perfect for professionals early in their career and with seasoned years. Learn about Drowning Prevention, Improving Water & Air Quality, Preventing Biofilms, Applying Filtration Science, and Facility Management. Elements of WAHC will also be broadcast across six different locations in North America: Boston, MA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; and Niagara Falls, ON. These events are known as WAHCity and will include a broadcast of the Keynote Speakers on both Thursday and Friday. Limited space will also be available for exclusive Insider's Tours at the host location: Great Wolf Lodge. 

Learn More About the Details

The below table shows the full titles, times, and speakers for each Elements of WAHC session. If you are interested in more details about any session, click the hyperlinks below. If you'd like to know more about WAHCity, please visit www.thewach.org




Thursday, October 11



The Scientific State of Aquatics & Charting the Future Michael Beach

10:30 am-11:20 am

Drowning Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies

Julie Gilchrist

11:30 am-12:20 pm

Understanding Biofilms: How to Minimize Their Impact

Darla Goeres

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Links Between Water and Air Chemistry in Chlorinated Swimming Pools

Ernest Blatchley

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Lifeguarding Evolution: Understanding Lifeguarding & What's on the Horizon

Joseph Stefanyak

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Friday, October 12

Applying Filtration Science to Your Pool & Future Filtration Needs James Amburgey 10:30 am - 11:20 am
See No Evil, Hear No Evil! Who Is Watching The Kids? Scott Bowron 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
We Heard A Lot, Now What Do We Do With It? Michael Beach 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 
Great Wolf Lodge Tour   3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The World Aquatic Health™ Conference will be hosted in Charleston, South Carolina, October 10-12, 2018. Be sure to purchase your ticket today and if you have more questions about the WAHC, please email conference@nspf.org or call 719.540.9119.


WAHC Track Tuesday
World Aquatic Health Conference
water quality
educational tracks
Swimming pool filtration
air chemistry