WWA Annual Symposium & Trade Show

WWA Annual Symposium & Trade Show
When
10/19/2021 - 10/22/2021
Where
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 900 E Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 UNITED STATES

Program

   

Sunday, 17 October 2021

 
This two-day program is presented in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Demystify the science and art of water-quality maintenance and pool management while earning your AFO certification in this comprehensive program for pool and park managers. Participate in lectures, view audio-visual presentations and analyze a variety of technical and reference materials. AFO certification is accepted by all agencies that require certification and is good for 5 years. Tuition includes the class manual. WWA membership is not required. Test and certifications are issued by the NRPA. Register by Oct. 1st.
Time
10/17/2021 8:30 AM - 10/18/2021 6:00 PM
8:30 AM

This two-day workshop from Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to operate and manage public pools and spas. The CPO class is widely accepted by health departments and fulfills the local and state requirements for certification for pool service technicians as defined in many states. This workshop will include the Aquatic Play Feature Handbook material, which provides guidance on how to operate and manage facilities that have waterpark features. This material concentrates on risk reduction to the users, the employees and the facility itself. It describes the different types of play features, discusses the unique considerations to operate them, proper maintenance of water quality and management and operations. Register by Oct. 1st. The cost to register is $300.
Time
10/17/2021 8:30 AM - 10/18/2021 6:00 PM
8:30 AM

Register directly with Ellis at https://www.wwashow.org/session/ellis/. Payments will not be collected by WWA.
Time
10/17/2021 9:00 AM - 10/19/2021 7:00 PM
9:00 AM

Monday, 18 October 2021

 
The StarGuard Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed to prepare StarGuard Instructors to provide a quality education program for lifeguards, using experiential activities based upon adult learning principles, and an emphasis on understanding and utilizing effective facilitation skills. The Instructor Development process includes an online self-study course and a face-to-face course conducted by SGE Faculty. Instructor candidates will review proper rescue techniques that can be used in a variety of aquatic settings and the most effective ways to educate new and experienced aquatic rescue personnel. The StarGuard Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed to train new StarGuard Instructor candidates, cross-over existing lifeguard instructors from another agency, reauthorize StarGuard Instructors, and upgrade Instructor status. To register for this course, visit https://www.wwashow.org/session/starguard/. Tuition for this course is $400 or $150 for renewal.
Time
10/18/2021 8:00 AM - 10/19/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM

The Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Blended Format offers Day 1 of the CPO course in an online training format. The online training covers all 18 chapters in the Pool/Spa Operators Handbook. There are 8 online lessons associated with the CPO course. There is a test at the end of each lesson, for which you must achieve a 100%, otherwise you have to review material again and retake the test. You can take up to 6 months to complete the online. You can sign in and out as many times as you like. Once you complete all the lessons, you are then able to print a certificate of completion for the online portion. You then have 6 months to complete your training with an instructor and take your exam. This certificate must be presented at the Day 2 classroom training on 10/18/2021 in order for classroom admittance and to take the exam. Register by Oct. 1st. The cost to register is $314.
Time
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM

The Ellis & Associates (E&A) Recertification Course is a one-day program that recertifies a current E&A lifeguard.
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

 
Time
10/19/2021 8:00 AM - 10/22/2021 8:00 PM
8:00 AM

This full day workshop is presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security the Federal Emergency Management Association. This course provides a forum for attendees to understand strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination for those responsible for emergency preparedness, response and recovery. This workshop emphasizes planning, operational coordination and public information and warning, while integrating extensive group discussion and a table-top exercise utilizing a scenario developed specifically for waterpark facilities. An active shooter incident at a waterpark will be the primary scenario including violence between groups of guests. Participants complete the session by developing an action plan to improve the preparedness posture of their organization. As the plan develops, participants will discover how to apply the process to formulating an action plan for other waterpark-specific scenarios that could potentially overwhelm a facility’s typical operational resources.
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM

The WWA brings the industry's leading development experts together for this full-day event. From feasibility to financing, design to operations, hear experienced professionals cover the topics you need to know to venture into this hot market trend. Included in this workshop is time to network with fellow developers at a Developers' Reception immediately following the workshop. This workshop has an additional fee of $169.
Time
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM

This is a practical guide for the first time waterpark operator. Whether you are a public facility or planning your first waterpark venture, you will find this training to be your most valuable tool in preparing for your first season. You will learn how to get a head start on your marketing, operations and management plans for a new or expanded facility. Samples of everything you need to get started will be reviewed and discussed by a panel of experienced professionals. This full day session is a blend of information and experience that will leave you informed, prepared and thoroughly entertained. Participants will be guided through a series of practical checklists, guides and presentations. You will take home an outline of how to get your new venture off the ground. This workshop has an additional fee of $169.
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM

The WWA University: Waterpark Maintenance Workshop will feature a full-day of top industry experts presenting topics designed to help waterpark operators improve their maintenance programs. You will have the opportunity to challenge a panel of experts to help solve even your toughest operational issues. Whether you are experienced in waterpark operations and looking to up your technical knowledge or you are a seasoned maintenance/engineering professional who is still getting their feet wet in waterparks, you’ll find content that will help increase your knowledge and understanding of the many unique facets of maintaining a waterpark. This course has an additional registration fee of $169.
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM

This full-day, exclusive WWA program provides Aquatic Facility Operators (AFOs) or Certified Pool Operators (CPOs) new insight and rationale to expand their understanding of aquatic recreation facility water-quality science. Current certification and 3 years' experience or equivalent are prerequisites. CEU certificate is available. This course has an additional fee of $169. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited.
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM

This annual networking event will take place at The Quarry Golf Course. The cost to register is $129. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a space is available.
Time
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1:00 PM

Golf Club Rental for the WWA Annual Golf Tournament. Right and left handed men's and women's clubs by Titleist are available when reserved in advance.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

 
Lunch ticket for buffet lunch on Wednesday.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM

Event Ticket Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 -10:30 p.m. Annual Reunion Party at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Ticket required for entry. Replace lost ticket at WWA Registration for $55.
Time
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM

Event Ticket Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 -10:30 p.m. Annual Reunion Party at Six Flags Fiesta Texas required for entry. Replace lost ticket at WWA Registration for $55.
Time
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM

Thursday, 21 October 2021

 
Lunch ticket for lunch on Thursday.
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM

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