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AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Course - Lawrence, KS

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 15 Mar 2018
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  • AFO Exam Only Registrations are contingent on space in the AFO Exam Room. NO books are sent to EXAM ONLY registrants.
  • AFO Exam Only Registrations are contingent on space in the AFO Exam Room. NO books are sent to EXAM ONLY registrants.

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NOTE:  Another AFO is being offered on April 26-27 in Derby, KS.

                                              March 14-15, 2018

  Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
  4706 Overland Drive

  Lawrence, KS

  Registration Fee:
  Member - $260
 Non Member - $285

*Prices go up after January 28, 2018

CEU's - 1.5


DoubleTree by Hilton

200 McDonald Drive

Lawrence, KS 66044

Reservations can be made by using this link.  Group rate is available until February 12, 2018. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. 

The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course is a state-of-the-art educational training program for pool operations and management staff. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of those working in public, semi-public, and municipal pool or water park facilities, and to provide training and information for both supervisory and operations staff.

The AFO Course offers unique discussions on risk management and pool management as well as training in proper water chemistry, water chemistry challenges and solutions.

The current Aquatic Facility Operators Manual will be sent to each full course registrant three weeks prior to the course.

Upon successful completion of the AFO Course and 50 question open book exam, participants will be certified for 5 years by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association.

Why You Should Attend:
The aquatics industry provides safe and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages to engage in recreation, increase their fitness and health, learn sportsmanship, and spend time with family and friends. With the passing of the Virginia Graham Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, the national increase in destination/recreational tourism, and the increased presence in the media of world-class swimmers, people are paying more attention than ever to water-related sports and activities.
DAY ONE - March 14, 2018

    8:00am        Training


                        Health Dept





    NOON        Lunch (provided)


    1:00pm       Training


                        Alkalinity - Pool Water Testing

                        Calcium - Special Pool Problems

                        TDS - Chlorinators

                        Water Balance Automation     

                        Alternative Sanitizers

    6:00pm        End of Day One (this day could end early)

DAY TWO - March 15, 2018

    8:00am        Training

                        Chemical Feeders       

                        Routine and Preventative Maintenance

                        Seasonally Operated Pools

                        Spas and Warm Water Pools

                        Pool Heating and Energy



                        Renovation, Modernization and

                        Designing the Pool of Tomorrow


                        Liability - Programming

                        Accident Prevention - Budgeting

                        Staffing - Marketing


    11:30am       Lunch (Provided)


    12:30pm       Review Training Material

     2:00pm        Final Exam

     6:00pm        End of Course


Email Kelli Maydew or call (785) 235-6533

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