Parks and Recreation manages nine indoor and outdoor pools, so water safety is a year-round focus. Therefore, it’s an honor for Plano’s programs to receive recognition from the Texas Public Pool Council (TPPC) for successfully providing aquatic information and education to patrons.
During the organization’s 2024 Conference Awards Banquet on January 23, Plano’s recognitions included the following:
Aquatic Safety Program of the YearThe City’s Life Jacket Drive and Water Safety Fair won in this category for being effective, quality aquatics programs that make a significant impact on the youth and families. Our communities benefit greatly from Parks’ water safety, health and education initiatives.
Cindy Hallaran Distinguished Service Award Recreation Supervisor Chris Alban received this award because his work best represents unselfish devotion in service to the aquatic profession. The award recipient, like Hallaran, makes significant contributions to the mission of TPPC.
You may also remember Alban from a story in 2022 when the American Red Cross (ARC) presented him their highest award. Using his training to save a swimmer while he and his wife were honeymooning in Mexico got ARC’s attention. Listen to what happened.
TPPC members include senior lifeguard staff, pool supervisors, water aerobics and exercise instructors, recreation directors, waterpark operation managers, maintenance supervisors, and owners and managers of both private facilities and commercial companies from across the country.