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Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

Water and Air Quality Water and Air Quality

Codes and Standards Codes and Standards

 

Facility Facility Management

Employee Management Employee Management and Aquatic Programming

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation featuring Jessica Long

Jessica Long

Jessica Long is one of America's most decorated Paralympic champions - and her life has been nothing short of amazing.

Born to a teenage mother in Siberia, burdened by congenital defects in her legs, and placed for adoption at 13 months old, Jessica was able to persevere to become one of the most decorated female athletes in U.S. history. However, it was not without setbacks.

At 18 months old, Jessica's legs were amputated below the knee due to a rare bone disorder. But, that didn't deter her adopted family. They would not let her physical differences limit her potential. So, with an unrelenting determination and an unending belief in herself, she has been able to reach the pinnacle of her sport and maintain her position amongst the best in the world for over a decade!

Now, as one of America's most decorated champions, she focuses on winning in the water and inspiring others outside of it. Join us for her inspiring story of courage and tenacity during the keynote presentation.
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

How to Create a Successful Pool Plan Review
Presented by John Mason, Health Specialist, Deschutes County Public Health
4 hours | 4 PHTA CEUs | 0.4 IACET CEU

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
We’re kicking things off with a Welcome Reception. Make sure to join us at this event, where you can reconnect with friends and colleagues…and perhaps make a few new connections!

More than ever before, WAHC 2021 will be a celebration of what our industry has achieved over the past year and how we will continue to evolve and grow.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Guidelines, Codes, Best Practices, and Healthier Swimming
Jennifer Huang, Owner, Technical & Regulatory Director / Consultant, ApothaQuali Solutions LLC
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Keeping Your Aquatic Facility Profitable
Rowdy Gaines, Vice President, Partnerships and Development, PHTA
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

9:45 a.m. – Noon

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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PHTA/ICC ISPSC – Commercial Provisions Update
Terry Brannon, Consultant, Ex-Officio, Brannon Corp.
2 hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU

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Employee Management in the Aquatic World
Craig Sears, President, Sears Pool Management, and Adam B. Katchmarchi, Executive Director, National Drowning Prevention Alliance
2 hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU

11:00 a.m. – Noon

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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A Re-Examination of the Pinellas County Pool Study
Dr. Roy Vore, Sr. Consultant, Vore & Associates
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Considerations for a Successful Pool Construction Plan Review
John Mason, Health Specialist, Deschutes County Public Health
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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The Impact of Organic Contamination on Disinfection Byproducts and Legionella in Aquatic Systems
Vance Fiegel, Co-Founder and Chief Science & Technology Officer, Creative Water Solutions, LLC
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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What's in the New ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 Standard
Dennis Berkshire, President, Aquatic Design Group
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Essential Triple E’s of Evolving Successful Aquatic Venues
Douglass Whiteaker, President, Water Technology, Inc., and Robbie Hazelbaker, Project Director, Water Technology, Inc.
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

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Trending Aquatic Facilities: Splash Pads, Spray Parks, Artificial Lagoons
Kathleen Moore, Compliance Officer, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Terry Brannon, Consultant, Ex-Officio, Brannon Corp.
2 hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Guidance for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH, Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Joseph Laco, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Vincent Hill, Chief, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Stay Current in Pools: The Activities of the Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) – A PHTA Resource
Terry Arko, Product Training Content Manager, HASA; James W. Egan, Jr., Vice President, LaMotte Company; and Jody O'Grady, Director of Product Management & Customer Programs, Taylor Technologies
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Leadership Excellence in the Post-Pandemic World
Jack Manilla, Director of Learning and Education, Pool Troopers/Portofino Pools, Inc./Portofino University
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Safer Pools by Smarter Designs and Regulations
James Amburgey, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Biotransformation of Cyanuric Acid
Dr. Thomas Kuechler, ApothaQuali LLC
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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2021 MAHC (4th Edition): The Next Step to Healthy and Safe Swimming Experiences for Everyone
Dewey Case, Technical Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code; Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH, Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Joseph Laco, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Vincent Hill, Chief, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Learning Aquatic Facility Management from Within!
Don Cramer, Regional Operations Manager/Training Director, Collins Pool Management
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Good Indoor Air Quality is Possible with the Right Recipe
Don Baker, President & CEO, Paddock Pools, and Randy Riessen, National Sales Manager, Paddock Pools
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Membrane Filtration - Where We're Going for the Future
Sung Choe, Technical Operators Manager, NSF International
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Building Aquatic Programs: Using Innovative Approaches to Meet Community Need in Water Safety
Adam B. Katchmarchi, Executive Director, National Drowning Prevention Alliance
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

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Navigating Commercial Codes and Standards Panel
Panelists: Kathleen Moore, Compliance Officer, Texas Department of State Health Services; Dewey Case, Technical Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code; and Dennis Berkshire, President, Aquatic Design Group
2 hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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A Critical Review of Publications Relevant to Disinfection and Public Health in Swimming Pools and Spas
Karllee Barton, Product Safety and Government Affairs Chemist, Sigura
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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How to Prepare for Existing Federal Pool Pump Regulations
Troy McGinty, Global Product Manager of Commercial Products, Hayward Commercial Pools
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Active Aging: Developing Aquatic Programs to Help Body, Mind, and Spirit
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1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

11:00 a.m. – Noon

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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The Prevalence and Monitoring Technologies of Legionella Bacteria in Recreational Water
George Botos, Founder and CEO, Genemis Laboratories of America, Inc.
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Understanding the Vessel Sanitation Program for the Cruise Ship Industry
Connie Sue Centrella, International Education Consultant for Aquatic Facilities
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Splash Pads: Understanding Risks and Creating Best Practices
Lauren Broom, Owner, Space Coast Pool School, LLC
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Building a Swim School Program
Cammile Adams, Two-Time Olympian and Owner, SafeSplash Swim School

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Recreational Water Filtration: Latest Research and Common Design Mistakes
James Amburgey, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Learn CPR How You've Never Learned It Before
Mordechai Eliyahu, Director, American Aquatics & Safety Training
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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The VGBA Standard Just Changed - What Your Organization Needs To Know
Steve Barnes, Director of Science and Compliance, AquaStar Pool Products
2 hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU

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What to Expect During an Inspection
LaNiece Blue, Environmental Investigator V, Bureau of Consumer Health, Swimming Pool Program, Houston, Texas; and Shanti Causey, Environmental Investigator IV, Houston Health Department
2 hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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The Impact of Organic Contamination on Disinfection Byproducts and Legionella in Aquatic Systems
Vance Fiegel, Co-Founder and Chief Science & Technology Officer, Creative Water Solutions, LLC
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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Proper Wage and Hourly Rates, Staying Compliance with the Department of Labor
Lucy Garcia, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist, United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division
1 hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU

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