15th Annual WAHC Registration Opens April 2

Additional 6 WAHCitys announced around North America

#WACH2018 Registration Open Colorado Springs, COLORADO, April 2, 2018 - Registration opens today, April 2, for the 2018 World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHCTM) at thewahc.org. Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), WAHC 2018 will be held in Charleston, South ​Carolina, October 10-12.

New this year are six WAHCity broadcast locations. WAHCity attendees will have the opportunity to gather in the greater areas of Boston, MA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada for the broadcast WAHC session. Each WAHCity will be held at a Great Wolf Lodge waterpark; the resorts are offering special rates for attendees and their families.

This leading scientific and educational conference on aquatics offers an Opening Registration rate of $445 for the WAHC in Charleston, saving attendees $150 between April 2 and May 31. Advanced Price registration is valid from June 1–July 31 at $495, followed by Regular Price at $595. The WAHCity events are offered at the Opening Registration rate of $225, Advanced Price at $250, and Regular Price at $300.

WAHCity attendees will be presented Elements of WAHC, a broadcast track featuring core concepts for every aquatic professional, along with popular topics and speakers from previous WAHC conferences: Drowning Prevention, Improving Water and Air Quality, Preventing Biofilms, Applying Filtration Science, and Facility Management. WAHCity participants will enjoy the opportunity to network with local peers and professionals and experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the hosting Great Wolf Lodge.


#WAHC2018 Extra Events

Attendees of the Charleston WAHC will enjoy over forty seminars this year. 2018 tracks include topics, such as Advanced Service Concepts, Design and Engineering, Elements of WAHC, Facility Management & Design, Improving Water & Air Quality, and Increasing Fun While Reducing Risk. More than 400 aquatic specialists convene at the WAHC to network with industry leaders, develop professionally, and help shape the future through aquatics. Annual attendees represent all segments of the aquatics industry, including pool operators, service technicians, aquatic managers, environmental health officials, academia, pool builders/designers/engineers, health professionals, aquatic therapists, retailers, and manufacturers, all from around the world.

Actively shaping the future of aquatics through research and education, 2018 Keynote Speakers mirror the WAHC mission. Seasoned WAHC speaker Eadric Bressel, Ph.D., specializes in kinesiology at Utah State University and conducts cutting-edge research reinforcing the health benefits of aquatics. Renowned GENESISⓇ faculty member Feras Irikat, is the Director of Design and Marketing for Lunada Bay Tile and influences aquatics through his mastery of color theory and color psychology. 

This year’s WAHC pre- and post-conference events will include opportunities to participate in NSPF’s Advanced Service Technician Certification, CPO Certification, Environmental Health Leader’s Symposium, and the ever-popular Insider’s Tour of local Charleston aquatic facilities. USA Swimming Regional Build a Pool Conference will take place following the WAHC, October 13–14. Other aquatic organizations are invited to host meetings surrounding the dates of the WAHC and may contact the Conference Team to schedule a room and time.

Convenient registration, seminar schedule, presenter bios, special conference events, poster presentation applications, and links to the hotel room reservation group rate can be found at thewahc.org

Sponsor #WACH2018 of be a Poster PresentedNSPF is currently accepting sponsors for WAHC 2018. Sponsors support the very best in aquatic research and education, as well as the fun, food, and drinks offered throughout the conference. Every sponsoring organization receives special benefits in return: at least one conference registration ($445 value), access to full attendee information, company logo on attendee materials and on the WAHC website through 2018, an opportunity guest blog for NSPF, recognition at the keynote addresses, and exposure to the ever-growing number of industry-influencing attendees. 

To learn more about registration or sponsorship opportunities, visit thewahc.org

If your organization would like more information about this leading educational conference within the aquatics industry, email conference@nspf.org or call 719-540-9119.

About the World Aquatic Health™ Conference
The leading global aquatic research forum, the WAHC is tailored to educate professionals involved in all aspects of aquatics: those affiliated with aquatic facilities, pool and spa industry, service providers, consultants, parks & recreation, water parks, manufacturers, academia, associations, builders, community organizations, distributors, hotels, government, health/medical, retail, and media. Watch the video to learn more now. 

About National Swimming Pool Foundation®
We believe everything we do helps people live happier and healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. To further this mission, in 2018 we welcomed The Alliance to the NSPF® family, now the largest member association in the aquatics industry. In 2016 we merged with GENESIS, the educational leader for designers and builders of residential pools and spas. In 2012, we launched the Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10- year initiative to create one million more swimmers. Founded in 1965 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, NSPF proceeds go to fund education, research and to help create swimmers. Visit nspf.org, genesis3.com, stepintoswim.org, or call 719-540-9119 to learn more.

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