What do you really know about your aquatic-employee candidate? With the security and liability issues facing aquatic facilities today, managers must verify and document current and future employees' backgrounds. Do not guess about your aquatic employees' backgrounds and abilities. This article provides some ideas and procedures for preemployment screening to ascertain the veracity of the qualifications, skills, and backgrounds of potential aquatic employees. These systematic steps should be included in your hiring process as part of an overall risk-management system. You must discuss policies and procedures with your legal or risk-management departments. The policies and procedures discussed in the article are suggested practices used by some organizations; legal requirements can vary from state to state.