Author

Emily Wujcik

Date of Award

Summer 8-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

First Advisor

Richard Hsiao

Second Advisor

Adam B. Katchmarchi

Third Advisor

David Lorenzi

Abstract

This study investigates the content knowledge of aquatic facility managers regarding Emergency Action Plans (EAP). Participants completed a 23 question online survey using Qualtrics®. Data analysis revealed three emerging themes which included certifications, management experience, and EAP implementation. An EAP was present in all participant’s facilities (n=29). Participants reported holding certifications from different agencies and many managers referred to their years of experience to help with the creation, implementation, and evaluation of their facility’s EAP. Participants also reported practicing their facility’s EAP with their staff multiple times per year as well as allowing them to have input on it. Multiple participants also reported refreshing their staff’s rescue/response skills multiple times per year. This research gives an insight to what these managers know, understand, and the actions that take place in their facility.

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