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2021 Aquatics Network Skill Builder: Leading the Way to a Safer Pool
Snohomish Aquatic Center
516 Maple Ave
Snohomish, WA 98290

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Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Network Meetings & Events

2021 Aquatics Network Skill Builder: Leading the Way to a Safer Pool

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Snohomish Aquatics Center
516 Maple Ave. Snohomish, WA 98290

Spend the day developing the leadership and teamwork skills that are necessary to maintain a safe aquatic environment. Morning and afternoon sessions will be spent working in the pool while the mid-day session will be spent in the classroom learning about the characteristics needed to be a good leader. There are full and half-day registration options. Space limited.

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Skill Builder Registration

  All WRPA Members Types Non-Members
Full-Day - Two Water Sessions + Classroom Session
(8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
$30 $50
Half-Day AM - One Water Session
(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
$15 $25
Half-Day PM - One Water Session + Classroom Session
(1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
$15 $25


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Skill Builder Schedule

Time  Session
8:30 AM –
9:00 AM
Check-Ins and Greetings
9:00 AM 
12:00 PM

Water Session 1: Developing Confidence in the Deep Water
Facilitated by Tony Tronfinczuk

Developing confident deep water skills is crucial to having successful saves in deep water. In this workshop, we will learn how to use effective communication skills to become great leaders and team players while building confidence in our lifeguarding skills. This is a comprehensive, practical in-water skills session with the opportunity to progess in these skill areas.

12:00 PM 
1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch

1:00 PM
2:30 PM

Classroom Session: Servant Leadership: Does it really work?
Facilitated by Greg Schmidt

Leadership is motivating a group of people to successfully act towards achieving a common goal. Creating an aquatic team that has strong and positive leadership is crucial to having a safe and successful operation. During this session, Greg will lead a discussion titled Servant Leadership; Does it really work?

2:30 PM
5:00 PM

Water Session 2: Putting Strong Leadership and Teamwork Skills Together in the Water
Facilitated by Tony Trofinczuk

We will start the session working on our Shallow Water skills and then use the leadership and teamwork skills that we learned throughout the day to apply them to full lifeguarding scenarios. During the scenarios, we’ll see how effective communication between each other is key to a successful save, but also, as a team, work through any unforeseen issues that could arise.