Training is any planned activity to transfer or modify knowledge, skills, and attitudes through learning experiences. Staff may require training for a variety of reasons, one being, the need to respond to the demands of changing circumstances and new approaches to aquatic programming.
Training should address the needs of three levels of personnel, because it takes all three groups to effect sustainable change.
1. Policy makers, who are responsible for creating the environment needed for improved programming for all aquatic facility user
2. Midlevel managers, who are responsible for planning and supervising programs
3. The Aquatic Professionals, who are responsible for delivering the specific aquatic programs
The key elements of a training program include needs assessment, course work, learning tasks, and practical application. Learning requires active involvement. People prefer to learn in different ways – through visual stimuli, verbal interactions, and learning by doing.
TAP Training will include all three methods.
3 Steps in training program
First step in the design of training involves an assessment of training needs.
The assessment is comprised of
Second step involves defining the training program’s learning objectives which are derived from the need’s assessment.
Third step is the creation and implementation of a training program to improve performance.
Training Objectives - The goal of these objectives is to increase the quality of service and develop a functional programming plan for aquatic users.
The staff training in the aquatic environment has four major objectives
Trainers/Facilitators: Sue & Mick Nelson, TAP (Total Aquatic Programming, LLC)
Email Sue Nelson Sue.email@example.com
We are seeing too many aquatic facilities close because they cannot afford to stay open. We have created TAP Workshops to address this issue, because "pools and their programs are essential for the safety and health of all communities. Want to increase your aquatic bottom line? Pricing can have a huge effect on profits and your ability to have a sustainable facility. First and foremost, aquatic facilities must simply break the mold of pricing that has been carried over from the past. Read "Change Your Thinking" to gain a full understanding of how Valued Receiving Pricing can have an effect on each of the 4 pillars of programming
WHY offer this type of training? Pools (aquatic centers) are struggling to stay open. The high cost to operate and cost of programming is generally too low to cover the cost of operations. By making a few changes in how you design, develop, and deliver your water programs for the entire family, will help aquatic centers be sustainable. We will share with you how we changed our business plan to be sustainable and keep our doors open for the community. Our company (TAP LLC) created the concept of "The 4 Pillars of the Sustainable Aquatic Facility." We will share with you how using TAP's 3 D method of design, develop and deliver of water programs saved our aquatic center.
The 3 D Method of Total Aquatic Programming
DESIGN - DEVELOP - DELIVER
TOTAL AQUATIC PROGRAMMING LLC believes that change moves the world forward. We’re bringing a new perspective to your current water programs focusing on safety and health benefits. We will share ideas on each of our program pillars that will help you to increase your membership numbers and to create a safe and healthy environment.
Want to increase your aquatic bottom line? Pricing can have a huge effect on profits, and your ability to have a sustainable facility. First and foremost, aquatic facilities must simply break the mold of pricing that has been carried over from the past.
Supporting Document "Change Your Thinking" - VRP (Valued Received Pricing) is a proven method of program pricing. It can make a facility financially sustainable based on cost to operate and the community's ability to pay for multi-shared programming.
THE WHY & HOW WORKSHOP SERIES
These workshops are created to help you learn from our firsthand experience in program design. Investing in change is always hard. We will demonstrate why value to families and communities comes from learning new ways to increase your membership and improve your aquatic facility income.
Why & How Workshop #1 - The Fitness Pillar We will discuss how creating an Aquatic Health Club Model for the Future can bring land and water fitness together. You will learn why a multi-level approach is a positive aspect to any aquatic program.
Goals & Objectives
REGISTRATION FOR #2, #3, and #4 COMING SOON!
Why & How Workshop #2 - The Learn to Swim Programming & Water Safety Education Pillar. In this workshop we will be discussing your options for different learn to swim curriculums. This will include information for any of the national LTS curriculums or your own independent program.
Goals & Objectives
Why & How Workshop #3 - The Aquatic Therapy Pillar is becoming very popular with aquatic centers. This is another program that benefits the aquatic center and your community.
Goals & Objectives
Why & How Workshop #4 - The Sports and Recreation Pillar is another opportunity to create working relationships with different aquatic organizations.
Goals & Objectives
Questions email Sue Nelson: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-238-1561
Turning your Pool into an Aquatic Health Club - You will learn why this is beneficial to your aquatic facility and to your community.