1974

  • NASCO founded in Athens, Georgia.
  • Advanced lifesaving course offered for lifeguards.
  • Facility inspections first started in flat water community.

1977

  • NASCO moved to College Station, Texas.

1978

  • NASCO moved to Dickinson, Texas-its present home.

1983

  • Waterpark service began with facility inspections, advanced lifeguard course and rescue techniques for guards developed.
  • One of the original aquatic consultants for Six Flags.

1985

  • Top Gun course – leadership and advanced lifeguard course introduced and taught at various waterparks throughout North America.
  • Neoprene sleeve developed for rescue tubes.
  • Silhouette dolls developed and introduced.
  • Lifeguard performance inspection procedure developed and introduced at various waterparks throughout North America.
  • Litigation support for aquatic facilities.
  • Risk Management techniques from work in aerospace industry introduced.

1987

  • River rescue course introduced for first responders.
  • Canoeing Program developed.
  • Author of The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) syllabus on canoeing.

1988

  • Rising water course introduced for first responders.
  • Recipient of National Award from the Council for National Cooperation in Aquatics.
  • Recognized as Master Instructor by The Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
  • Consultant to the Houston Fire Department on Aquatic Training.

1989

  • Chairman of the Lifeguarding committee of the Council for National Cooperation in Aquatics.
  • Board Member of the Council for National Cooperation in Aquatics.
  • Top Gun for Hard Rides introduced.

1990

  • Member of the US Coast Guard National Advisory Committee on small boat handling.

1992

  • Hard ride operation inspection procedure introduced.

1993

  • Introduction of the abdominal maneuver into aquatic rescue.

1995

  • Recipient of Kelly Olgle Memorial Safety Award from the World Waterpark Association.

1997

  • Began work with Texas Municipal League, an intergovernmental risk pool , with facility inspections and lifeguard training.

1999

  • First basic level certification offered for lifeguards:  Waterpark Attendant, Shallow Lifeguard, Basic Lifeguard and Deep Lifeguard.
  • Lifeguard Textbook placed on website.
  • Hosted first annual National Aquatic Safety School.

2000

  • Recipient of a second Kelly Olgle Memorial Safety Award from the World Waterpark Association.

2001

  • Water Sentry Course for water based hard rides introduced.

2002

  • Inducted into the World Waterpark Association Hall of Fame.
  • Junior Lifeguard program introduced.

2003

  • Integrated Risk Management for Aquatic Facilities (IRMA) introduced.
  • Ride Operator Certification (ROC) Course introduced into the hard rides community.

2004

  • Client list tops 60 different organizations.
  • The number of facilities reached with NASCO programs and services exceeds 150 different facilities including some of the largest waterparks in the country.

2008

  • Client list tops 73 different organizations.

2009

  • NASCO celebrates it’s 35th year anniversary.

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