WAHC Track Tuesday: Health Benefits

Blue Mind at WAHC

This year’s Health Benefits WAHC track is a bit different than our other tracks offered. Health Benefits will be more of a compilation of several two-hour workshops led by Keynote Speakers Author Wallace J. Nichols and Professional Aquaman Bruckner Chase; they will be both the speakers and moderators for this new take on Health Benefits. In addition, there will also be several regular, 50 minute sessions on a variety of topics.

Who Should Attend?
Everyone and anyone really. These workshops are meant to expand the knowledge of many: water enthusiasts; aquatic therapists; swimmers; people who are afraid of water; people who want more people to want to swim; people with disabilities including Alzheimer's, dementia, arthritis, high blood pressure, stress, etc. People who also have family in their life that suffer from disabilities could take home wisdom that could help their family member excel in a new environment.

What Will Be Learned?
Dr. Wallace and Mr. Chase’s workshops will focus on uncovering the benefits of water across a range of areas: physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual benefits. Attendees will benefit individually in these workshops by helping them dive deep into their emotional connection with water to discover why they feel the way they do. 

Later, Dr. Wallace will speak more in depth about the Blue Mind philosophy. Mr. Chase will talk to us about the benefits of aquatic programming for all types and levels of athletes. In addition to all of this exciting content, recognized Aquatic Therapist, Andrea Salzman, will discuss the benefits of aquatic therapy, its downfall of popularity, and why we need to flip this negative trend around. 

But be sure to stick around! Dr. Wallace and Mr. Chase will be available for an after hours pool-side Q&A!

This Sounds Amazing! What are the Details?

Check out the below table for full titles, times, and dates of each workshop. If you would like to sign up for one now, sign into your WAHC account and learn more while adding it to your cart!




Thursday, October 20



Blue Mind 101 / True Value of Water Wallace J. Nichols, Bruckner Chase

10:00 am-11:50 am

Could Aquatic Therapy Disappear? Reversing Disturbing Trends

Andrea Salzman

3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Extension Session in the Water: Blue Mind Q&A

Wallace J. Nichols, Bruckner Chase

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Friday, October 21



Blue Mind 101 / True Value of Water

Wallace J. Nichols, Bruckner Chase

10:00 am-11:50 am

Finding Your Water Story / Telling Your Water Story

Wallace J. Nichols, Bruckner Chase

1:30 pm-3:20 pm

Walls to Waves: Creating a Path to a Lifetime of Activity on and in the Water

Bruckner Chase

1:30 pm-2:20 pm

Go Deeper

Wallace J. Nichols

2:30 pm-3:20 pm

The World Aquatic Health™ Conference will be hosted in Nashville, TN from October 19-21, 2016. 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.


World Aquatic Health Conference
Health Benefits
Wallace J. Nichols
Bruckner Chase
Educational Seminar
Blue mind