The Internal Audit Department released its Aquatics, Audit 15-11

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Aquatics, Special Facilities, and Athletics is a division in the City of Tampa (COT) Parks and Recreation Department (P&R). The division was created in 2014 as a result of a departmental reorganization. Prior to that, P&R was organized geographically into service areas namely North, South, East, and West. Diverse functions, facilities, and/or activities, for example swimming pools, community centers, and parks, were grouped and managed together as long as they were located in the same geographic area.
The Aquatics subdivision (excluding Special Facilities and Athletics) has a staff complement of about 121 members, including 77 seasonal lifeguards and 33 aquatic leaders. Aquatic leaders and seasonal lifeguards are organized into four teams, each of which is led by a site supervisor or center coordinator. Above the site supervisor or center coordinator is a team supervisor who coordinates and manages all aquatics operations citywide. The overall administration and management of all aquatics operations is the responsibility of the manager, who is also in charge of Special Facilities and Athletics. Maintenance support for COT’s 11 swimming pools and splash pad facilities is provided by a four-member team of certified aquatic facility operators.
COT offers a variety of programs and activities at its swimming pools, including swim lessons, fitness classes, lifeguarding, as well as recreational and competitive team activities. To better deliver some of these services, Aquatics entered into partnerships with various entities, including the American Red Cross and other locally-based professional organizations.

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