A policies and procedures manual for the Long Pond Splash Facility: an internship placement with the City of St. John's, Department of Recreation in conjunction with the School of Physical Education and Athletics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, S

Mitchell, Jeffery J. (1997) A policies and procedures manual for the Long Pond Splash Facility: an internship placement with the City of St. John's, Department of Recreation in conjunction with the School of Physical Education and Athletics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, S. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The early beginnings of the Long Pond “Splash” Facility as a site for the instruction of watersports date back as far as the mid 1970’s. Dr. Francis O’Connor, former physical education professor, and Mr. Keith Taylor, former director of the School of Physical Education and Athletics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, were among the first individuals to teach watersports at the site to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physical Education Degree program. It was not until the mid to late 1980’s that the site began to offer watersports instructional courses and rentals to members of the general public. It was then that a conjoint relationship was formed between the School of Physical Education and Athletics, MUN, and the city of St. John’s, Department of Recreation, to form the Long Pond “Splash” facility. – Since the inception of the Long Pond “Splash” Facility, located on Long Pond in Pippy Park, St. John’s Newfoundland, it has been used mainly during the summer months as a site for the instruction and rental of watersports to physical education students, as well as members of the general public. It is the opinion of the author, and the two partners mentioned above, that the Long Pond “Splash” facility has not been fully achieving its capabilities as a quality watersports facility. This inability to reach potential has largely been due to inconsistent management procedures, which have created a need for a detailed document outlining proper operational policies and procedures. – The following report is based on a thirteen-week internship experience as part of the requirements for a Master of Physical Education Degree program. The internship took place in the summer of 1996 at the Long Pond “Splash” Facility in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The duties of the internship included the organization and implementation of watersports programs and activities, the supervision of staff members, and the overall management of the watersports facility. The primary academic responsibility of the internship placement was the development of a detailed policies and procedures manual for the operation of the Long Pond “Splash” Facility. – This internship report contains three main components. Firstly, the report provides a brief overview of the history and development of the Long Pond “Splash” facility. Secondly, and most importantly, it presents a detailed description of policies and procedures that cover many areas of the outdoor recreation management process, including registration, hiring, staff disciplinary action, promotional materials, rentals programs, funding and many others. Thirdly, as a conclusion, the report provides a list of important recommendations made to the owners and administrators of the Long Pond “Splash” Facility regarding the management of the facility.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11057
Item ID: 11057
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaf 79.
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Physical Education
Date: 1997
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Aquatic sports--Study and teaching (Higher)--Newfoundland and Labrador; Long Pond Splash Facility (St. John's, N.L.)

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