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AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Course - Lawrence, KS

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 15 Mar 2018
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Registration

  • 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.

- THIS AFO COURSE IS FULL -


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

Lodging:

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.
Tentative Course Schedule:


DAY 1 (Check-in at 7:30am)

8:00 – 8:15           Chapters 1-4           Intro/Systems Approach, Profile of an AFO, Evolution of a Swimming Pool, Qualities of a Healthy Pool,  & Health-Department Considerations  (15 min)

8:15 – 9:15           Chapter 5:               Circulation, Capacities and Basic Calculations (60 min)

9:15 – 10:15         Chapters 11-13:      Pool-Water Chemistry Goals, Chemical types for Sanitizing and Treating Water, & Sanitation Plus (60 min)

10:15 – 10: 30                                     BREAK (15 min)

10:30 – 10:45       Chapter 14:             Water Testing (15 min)

10:45 – 11:15       Chapter 15:             Breakpoint chlorination (30 min)

11:15 – 12:00       Chapter 17:             Pool-Water Balance (45 min)

12:00 – 1:00                                        LUNCH (60 min)

1:00 – 2:00           Chapter 18:             Dosages 

2:00 – 2:30           Chapter 19:             Alternative and Supplemental Sources for Disinfection and Oxidation.  (30 min)

2:30 – 2:45                                          BREAK (15 min)

2:45 – 3:05           Chapter 16:             Stabilization (20 min)

3:05 – 4:50           Chapters 6-8:          Water Collection Systems (25 min), Pumps and Pumping (20 min), & Filtration (60 min)

4:50 – 5:00                                          Review and assign quiz (10 min)

 

DAY 2 (Check-in at 7:30am)

8:00 – 8:20                                          Review quiz (20 min)

8:20 – 8:40           Chapter 9:               Flow Meters, Feeders and other Mechanical Devices (20 min)

8:40 – 8:55           Chapter 10:             Heaters and Heating (15 min)

8:55 – 9:25           Chapter 20:             Concepts of Automation (30 min)

9:25 – 9:40           Chapter 21:             Deck Equipment (15 min)

9:40 – 10:00         Chapters 22-23:      Spas, Special Case Pools, & Water Parks (20 min)

10:00 – 10:15                                      BREAK (15 min)

10:15 – 10:40       Chapter 24:             Problems and Solutions (25 min)

10:40 – 10:50       Chapter 25:             Preventative Maintenance (10 min)

10:50 – 11:05       Chapter 26:             Design Considerations (15 min)

11:05 – 11:15       Chapter 27:             Purchasing and Contracting (10 min)

11:15 – 12:00       Chapter 28-29:       Common Sense Safety (30 min) & Risk Management (15 min)

12:00 – 1:00                                        LUNCH (60 min)

1:00 – 1:15           Chapter 30:             Innovations (15 min)

1:15 – 1:40           Chapter 31:             An Overview of Leadership, Management, and Organization (25 min)

1:40 – 1:55                                          REVIEW (15 min)

1:55 – 2:00                                          BREAK (5 min)

2:00 – 5:00                                          FINAL EXAM (3 hours)

Questions?

Email Kelli Maydew or call (785) 235-6533

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