Leaders of all ages and all market segments continue to be attracted to the diversity of ideas explored at the WAHC. Attendees representing government, manufacturer, aquatic facility, builder, distributor, academia, health, medical, human service, risk management, hospitality, media, research, and service all find new and existing topics of interest to further their professional development. The WAHC reinforces that water improves quality of life, and gathering together to share research and best practices can enable more people to experience the benefits of water activity.
Such an impression was made on 2016 Keynote Speaker Dr. Wallace J. Nichols that he returned in 2017 to speak, sponsor, and bestow an award. The 4th Annual Blue Mind Award was presented to Lachocki and NSPF at the conference, symbolizing the unity that has connected the dots between an active aquatic lifestyle and physical and mental health.
“We share the vision of a world where all people are confident and competent in the water and enjoy access to all the benefits this brings to themselves, their families, and their communities,” says Dr. Nichols, founder of Blue Mind. “We’re proud to award the 4th Annual Blue Mind Award to these deserving recipients.”
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