Reviews of Safe Chemical Handling For Lifeguards and Pool Operators: A Complete Training Program and Compliance Kit and The Senior: My Amazing Year as a 59-Year-Old College Football Linebacker.

Handle With Care
Safe Chemical Handling For Lifeguards and Pool Operators: A Complete Training Program and Compliance Kit (Human Kinetics, $59.95) outlines a training program that will provide aquatics facility employees the information they need to recognize the hazards of chemical exposure and detect the presence of harmful chemicals. Safe handling practices covered include storage and labeling of chemicals, the importance of reading material safety data sheets, action steps for the cleanup of small spills, and procedures to follow in case of a large-spill emergency. Ideal for group training sessions or new-employee orientations, the kit also comes with a 12-minute DVD, a training facilitator's script, handouts, a poolside reference guide and a compliance checklist.


Senior Moment
No doubt destined for Hollywood, the story of Mike Flynt's return to play college football for his alma mater after a 36-year absence is one of the feel-good sports books of the year. The Senior: My Amazing Year as a 59-Year-Old College Football Linebacker (Thomas Nelson, $24.99, hardcover) recounts Flynt's 2007 season at Sul Ross State University, a Division III school in Alpine, Texas. Kicked off the Lobos team prior to his senior year for disciplinary reasons, Flynt - a still-fit former strength and conditioning coach and inventor of the PowerbaseTM portable strength training device that utilizes resistance tubing - always regretted not finishing his collegiate playing career. So with one year of eligibility remaining, Flynt decided to take the field as the oldest contributing member in NCAA history of any college football team.