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In 2013 retained by the Ministry of Sports, a public/private partnership of the Islands Government, Olympic Committee and one of the country’s major liquefied natural gas exporters, to establish swimming pool health/safety standards and train/certify pool operators. Jack Manilla as a Certified National Swimming Pool Foundation Instructor successfully conducted a live classroom 16-hour course and all 18 participants passed the required written examination and were officially recognized as Certified Pool Operators, CPO®. The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program, is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential. Additionally, on-site, hands-on training for all participants was conducted at multiple pools located through the island. International ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 Standard for Public Swimming Pools were presented. The Standard covers public swimming pools to be used for swimming, bathing, competitive activities, or recreational activities that are operated by an owner, lessee, operator, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use. Public swimming pools covered by this Standard include class A (Competition Pools), B (Any pool intended for public recreational use not otherwise classified), C, (Hotels, Motels and Condominiums) and F (Wading) pools. The ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 is different from its 2003 predecessor in that the revised version addresses advanced technology, safety and an improved understanding of best practices for constructing and renovating public swimming pools. Several major changes include an updated Appendix A on the Chemical Operational Parameters; a new Appendix B, “Water Velocity Limits” that describes how to determine the water velocity requirements of a public pool to achieve maximum performance safety and energy efficiency; and an expanded section on wading pools.