WAHC Brings Water Story to Nashville: Story By Aquatics International

The World Aquatic Health Conference Celebrated Life-Affirming Qualities of H2O

By Rebecca Robledo

Aquatic Therapy Day at WAHC2016The 13th World Aquatic Health Conference saw an increase in sponsors and participation of niche groups -- and nearly matched its overall attendance record.

Four hundred aquatics professionals, government officials and scientists attended the event, held Oct. 19-22 in Nashville, Tenn. This included 188 first-timers and came just 10 short of its overall record, said Jacki Krumnow, public relations specialist for the National Swimming Pool Foundation, which organized the conference.

This year's WAHC saw more attendance than ever of government officials -- a group that organizers have been trying to bring into the fold. NSPF has done this in part by holding an environmental health meeting the day before the conference officially opens. This year, 55 health officials attended, representing 29 states plus Canada.

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