Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science
Richard Hsiao, Ph.D.
Adam B. Katchmarchi, Ph.D.
David Lorenzi, Ed.D.
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.
Wujcik, Emily, "Examining Aquatic Facility Managers’ Content Knowledge of Emergency Response Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation" (2017). Theses and Dissertations (All). 1524.