Show Schedule

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Day 1
Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:30am – 5:30pm

Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor (AFOI) Workshop - (Day 1 of 2)

Bob Bradley

The Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor (AFOI) Workshop is an exclusive professional development opportunity designed to prepare new instructors to teach the AFO certification course. Potential attendees must apply to the AFOI workshop. Once accepted, you will receive instructions on how to register. For more information and to apply visit the NRPA website. Submit an application here. […]

8:30am – 6:30pm

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification Course (Day 1 of 2)

Lee Hovis, Wally James

The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s two-day workshop 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.  Course takes place on Oct. 14 […]

10:00am – 7:00pm

Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Licensing Program (Day 1 of 3)

Original ILTP™ Instructor Training Dates: Three Days:  Saturday, Oct. 14: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday, Oct. 15: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Monday, Oct. 16: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Renewal ILTP™ Instructor Training Date: One Day: Sunday (Oct. 15):  9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Course information: Jeff Ellis & Associates (E&A) will conduct this Lifeguard Instructor […]

Day 2
Sunday, October 15, 2017

8:00am – 1:00pm

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover (Day 1 of 2)

ARC Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Register Now!** directly on ARC website $200 The American Red Cross is pleased to offer a Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover Course. The crossover instructor course allows qualified candidates who are certified lifeguarding instructors from other approved training agencies the […]

8:30am – 5:30pm
8:30am – 6:00pm

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification Course (Day 2 of 2 & Blended Course)

For 2 Day In-Person CPO® Certification course information, click here. CPO CERTIFICATION BLENDED TRAINING The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program is available as a blended training program.  The Course combines online curriculum with one day of classroom learning and testing that is also Day 2 of the 2 Day In-Person Course. Pool Operator Primer™ […]

9:00am – 9:00pm

Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Licensing Program (Day 2 of 3)

This day is also the Renewal Instructor Training date. For more course details, see Day 1.

Day 3
Monday, October 16, 2017

6:30am – 2:00pm

WWA Annual Golf Tournament & Luncheon At Madison Green Country Club

This year’s Annual Golf Tournament will take place October 16, 2017 at the Madison Green Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A. Home to the Florida State and U.S. Amateur Championship Qualifiers, and the site of the 2012 Florida Golf Association Men’s Senior Championship, the course is rated 4.9 stars out of 5 by “Golf […]

8:00am – 2:00pm

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover Course (Day 2 of 2)

For more information about day 2 of this course, click here.

9:00am – 7:00pm

Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Licensing Program (Day 3 of 3)

For more course details, see Day 1.

9:00am – 5:00pm

WWA Advanced Water Quality Certificate Course

Some have described the WWA’s Advanced Water Quality Certificate Course as an AFO or CPO course on “steroids,” as the information far exceeds the basic knowledge offered about operating typical swimming pools in the certification classes. Let’s face it, waterparks place a very high workload on most all of the water treatment systems including water […]

9:00am – 5:00pm

WWA University: Ready, Set, Go! A Guide to Getting Started Workshop

Judith Leblein Josephs, CPRA, RA, Louis Cirigliano, Jr., Scott Heke, Sasha Mateer, George Panton

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 […]

9:00am – 5:00pm

WWA University: Waterpark Design, Development & Expansion Workshop

The WWA University: Waterpark Development, Design & Expansion Workshop brings together leading industry development experts and facility operators to discuss the most important topics relating to waterpark development and expansion. You’ll hear from experienced operators who have been through the development process and successfully navigated the challenges. Learn their secrets and what they’ll do differently […]

9:00am – 5:00pm

WWA University: Waterpark Maintenance School

This WWA University: Waterpark Maintenance Workshop will feature top industry experts presenting topics designed to help waterpark operators improve their periodic, routine and preventative 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 […]

9:00am – 5:00pm

WWA University: In-Park Revenue School

Kenny Handler

Full Day Option: Choose the full day option and enjoy both the Renovations and Innovations program described below. Full Day participants will also enjoy a networking lunch. Tuition is $169 for the Full Day option and pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Half Day Option: Choose the Half Day option and start off with […]

9:00am – 5:00pm

Navigating the Social Media Maze

Created by the WWA Marketing Committee, the Navigating the Social Media Maze Workshop is being offered as a full day and half day option. Full Day Option: For those waterpark marketers who are either getting started with social media management or are looking to take their skills from the beginning level to a more intermediate […]

9:00am – 6:00pm

SAI StarGuard Lifeguard Instructor Workshop (Renewal)

Learn how experiential learning theory can streamline your lifeguard training sessions, while maximizing skills development and retention, lifeguard confidence and lifeguard professionalism. This will be a blended learning experience combining an online course with an instructor-trainer led session. This session will also cover the administrative aspects of becoming a Starfish Aquatics Institute Training Center so […]

Day 4
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8:45am – 9:45pm

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

10:00am – 11:15am

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Opening General Session

Join hundreds of your fellow WWA attendees for this annual gathering that kicks off the opening of the Exhibit Hall. During this hour-long event, you’ll hear updates from the WWA’s Board of Directors, honor Hall of Fame inductees and Board Award winners and review industry successes from 2017!  

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Trade Show Lunch Day 1

It’s one of our signature show amenities—a tasty buffet lunch on the trade show floor. You’ll enjoy casual, open networking time while you refuel for a busy day on the show floor! Lunch on the trade show floor gives you another chance to meet new people, share successes and challenges and find solutions to your […]

12:30pm – 6:30pm

WWA Trade Show (Lunch served 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)

The Trade Show will take place October 17 & 18. Here, you’ll gain access to 100,000 square feet of the newest, most innovative waterpark-related goods and services. You’ll be able to source and secure everything you need: quality products, vital services and merchandising resources. Special Product Segments Include: Park & resort design Themeing Shade structures […]

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Welcome Reception on the Trade Show Floor

After shopping the Trade Show floor, take some time Tuesday afternoon to get to know fellow attendees in an informal setting while enjoying a refreshing beverage. Get the conversations started, then continue them at the Annual Reunion Party later that evening. This event is open to all who have a badge that gains them entrance […]

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Annual Reunion Party at Rapids Water Park

This signature networking event at one of the area’s most recognizable leisure attractions, Rapids Water Park, will bring you face-to-face with the best in the business. Start the evening off with some behind-the-scenes tours of this storied park and then settle in for some food, music and conversations with your fellow WWA attendees. This event is included […]

Day 5
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:45am – 9:45am

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

10:00am – 11:00am

Keynote Session

Come together with your fellow attendees to hear new ways you can be a more effective leader in your workplace during this signature Keynote Session. You’ll leave the room ready to take on another great day of shopping the WWA Trade Show floor. This Keynote Session is included in the Symposium Package.    

11:00am – 3:30pm

WWA Trade Show (Lunch served 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.)

The Trade Show  will take place October 17 & 18. Here, you’ll gain access to 100,000 square feet of the newest, most innovative waterpark-related goods and services. You’ll be able to source and secure everything you need: quality products, vital services and merchandising resources. Special Product Segments Include: Park & resort design Themeing Shade structures […]

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Trade Show Lunch Day 2

Replenish your mind and body on the second day of the trade show with another excellent buffet lunch. This lunch is included in your Symposium Package.

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

7:30pm – 10:30pm

WPB Party

Join us for food, drinks and music as we bring to an end the third day of the WWA Show. This networking event will give you the opportunity to finish up the conversations started on the exhibit hall floor or in educational sessions held earlier in the day. Plus, we promise plenty of local West […]

Day 6
Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am

Keynote Session

Kick off the morning of the final day of the WWA Show with another rousing Keynote Session. We promise you’ll hear something inspiring to take back to your facility for 2018.  

10:15am – 11:15am

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

10:30am – 7:30pm

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification Course (Day 1 of 2)

Bob Bradley

This 2-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. […]

11:30am – 12:30pm

Breakout Sessions

This will include: core seminars, professional development seminars and advanced seminars.

Day 7
Friday, October 20, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm