March 14-15, 2018
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
4706 Overland Drive
Member - $260
Non Member - $285
*Prices go up after January 28, 2018
CEU's - 1.5
NOTE: Another AFO is being offered on April 26-27 in Derby, KS.
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.
Topics covered in the AFO Course:
Pool Water Testing
Special Pool Problems
Water Balance Automation
Routine and Preventative Maintenance
Seasonally Operated Pools
Spas and Warm Water Pools
Pool Heating and Energy
Designing the Pool of Tomorrow
Management: Liability, Accident Prevention, Staffing, Programming, Budgeting, Marketing
Email Kelli Maydew or call (785) 235-6533