Aqua Exercise Guidelines

AUSactive Aqua Exercise Guidelines ​

Aqua Exercise Instructors (AEIs) are a valued part of the health and fitness industry who, as Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs), will use these best practice standards to safeguard the health and interests of people using aquatic based exercise services.

Furthermore, these guidelines are a valuable resource providing a scope of service designed to assist local government agencies, public and private venue managers and facility program managers in the design and delivery of community recreation in the growing area of aqua exercise.

What’s in the Guideline?

STANDARD 1. QUALIFICATION, EDUCATION and COMPETENCY

  • Role of the Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Training Package Modification
  • Ongoing Competency Assessment and Professional Development
  • Emergency Action
  • Competency Assessment

STANDARD 2. RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Duty of Care
  • Emergency Management
  • Supervision and Ratios
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Participant Screening

STANDARD 3. PLAN, PROGRAM AND DELIVER

  • Supervised venues
  • Unsupervised settings
  • Class Setting
  • Windows/Doors
  • Entry/Exit Egress
  • Pool Deck/Concourse
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Gradient
  • Water Temperature
  • Water Quality
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Aquatic Equipment
  • Professional Practice

SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

  • General Guidelines
  • Pregnancy
  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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