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From a sour-faced lifeguard to a startling green pool, there were moments during the Summer Olympics that had the whole world talking about aquatics.
Our sister publication, Aquatics International, rounded up five of the most important takeaways from Rio, beginning with the ugly green pool at the center of the global spectacle.
Though embarrassing, to say the least, the snafu should serve as a sobering reminder that all aquatics facilities should be operated by a designated, knowledgeable pool pro – preferably a certified one. If a mishap such as depleted chemicals can happen under the (supposedly) watchful eye of FINA, then it’s much more likely that malfunctions will occur when a pool is managed by a generalist – which is the case at many high school pools.