Making Parks and Recreation a Priority
AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Course
April 26-27, 2017
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
4706 Overland Drive
Registration Fee:Member - $260
Non Member - $285
*Fees go up after March 10, 2017.
NOTE: Another AFO is being offered on
March 15-16, 2017 in Derby, KS.
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 AttendThe 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence KS 66044
Room Block Code:
Kansas Recreation and Park Association
AFO COURSE AND EXAM SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (Lawrence)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
Alkalinity Pool Water Testing
Calcium Special Pool Problems
Water Balance Automation
6:00pm End of Day One (this day could end early)
Routine and Preventative Maintenance
Seasonally Operated Pools
Spas and Warm Water Pools
Pool Heating and Energy
Renovation, Modernization and
Designing the Pool of Tomorrow
Accident Prevention Budgeting
11:30 Lunch (Provided)
12:30pm Review Training Material
2:00pm Final Exam
6:00pm End of Course