The Association of Aquatic Professionals is looking for a Social Media, Marketing, Promotions and Membership Engagement Director

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is looking for someone to join our team. This position will combine marketing and social media management skills to architect and enhance organization social media presences, including interacting with customers, promoting brand-focused interactive and engaging content, and expanding opportunities for revenue. Works with social media committee members to create innovative social media campaigns and marketing initiatives. Develops all marketing and promotional materials for the Association of Aquatic Professionals and works to increase membership in AOAP and encourage renewals. Read it or Apply today!
HydroApps Where Aquatic Management Meets Life

Lower risk with HydroApps and track every aspect of an effective operations and risk management program. With tracking for certifications to training to performance, you’ll have the tools you need to proactively prevent costly incidents and gain instant insight into trends occurring within your facility. AOAP Members receive 15% off.
Apply to be on the AOAP Board of Director's Team - Deadline is 9/15
Are you interested in getting more involved with AOAP? Apply to be a member of the team! Applicants must be a current member of AOAP for the last 2 years and have attended at least 1 AOAP Conference. Deadline to apply is 9/15/20 at 11:45 p.m. Central Standard Time. Members may login to their membership account and apply today.
Registration is open for the 2021 AOAP Conference and Exposition

AOAP is working on the 2021 Conference and it is going to be an amazing 10 Year Anniversary Conference and Exposition. The Full Conference booklet should be out around September 15th. Click here for attendee or exhibitor registration Information or Click here to apply for a Conference scholarship.
Apply for an AOAP 2020 Conference Scholarship - Deadline is 10/1
The Association of Aquatic Professionals offers scholarships to current professionals who might not otherwise be able to attend the AOAP Annual Conference. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicant’s job, financial need, contributions of the applicant to his/her community and to the AOAP. Read more and apply today.
New Manikin allows start to finish Lifeguard Training

The Ruth Lee Pool Rescue manikin is already transforming lifeguard training around the world. It allows a trainee to complete a simulated rescue, from start to finish, without needing to switch between different equipment and live volunteer casualties. Perfect for post-COVID training!  From deep-water recovery and towing, to assisted lifts and using a rescue board, the Pool Rescue manikin allows a trainee to learn essential skills while minimizing person-to-person contact. Read it.
University of Iowa to Cut Swimming & Diving After 2020-21 Season

According to sources, the University of Iowa will be cutting its swimming and diving programs – both men and women, after the conclusion of the 2020 – 21 season due to the ongoing financial struggles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This would be the first school in the power five Division I conferences to cut its swim team since the COVID-19 pandemic began as East Carolina, Connecticut, Boise State and Dartmouth out of the mid-majors made similar announcements. Read it.
Detroit Firefighter Dies Trying to Save Girls From Drowning

The body of a Detroit firefighter was recovered from the Detroit River on Saturday, a day after he dived into the water to save three young girls from drowning, the authorities said.
Sgt. Sivad Johnson, 49, a 26-year veteran of the Detroit Fire Department, was visiting Belle Isle, a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River, with his 10-year-old daughter, Hayden, on Friday evening when he heard witnesses say three young girls were drowning, said Eric Jones, the Detroit fire commissioner. Read it.
Aquatics International Best of Aquatics

Aquatics International has launched the 2020 Best of Aquatics call for entries today! This year there are two more categories in response to the extraordinary circumstances that aquatics facilities have had to face. Click Here to submit today!
Mother, boyfriend charged with neglect in 5-year-old's drowning death at park pool

A mother and her boyfriend have both been charged with felony child neglect after a 5-year-old child drowned in a pool in Rankin County Thursday. Read it.
What Makes Your Pool “Applicably Unique?”

As we begin to think about getting back into the water, there are many things to consider as a consumer or manager of a pool or aquatics facility. Once we decide to open pools in our community, we need to figure why they are open and why others are not. Read it.
The second round of public comments is now open for the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).
The public comment period will close on Tuesday, October 20, prior to Vote on the Code 2020. To submit comments:

2.Select the Change Request (CR) on which you wish to comment
3.Enter your comment and click submit
Revitalize and increase visitor numbers with Wibit’s interlocking combinations and transform your swimming pool into a water adventure for all ages. All Wibit pool combinations are designed to fit the standard pool size. While keeping our successful standard combinations, we also present the new FastTrack for another competitive edge. View it.
For a nominal fee, your agency can post a job opening on the AOAP website and in the AOAP Weekly. To learn more about this service click here.
OPEN AQUATIC POSITIONS - Post a job today!

Association of Aquatic Professionals
(Closes October 1, 2020)

Aquatic Superintendent, The Woodlands, Texas
(Open Until filled, however, closes on AOAP website 9/26/2020)
How Swimming Lessons Save Lives in Vietnam

In a mountain town in northern Vietnam, Food for the Hungry (FH) is helping children get to school safely — with swimming lessons. Hung is a 12-year-old boy from a community in Thai Nguyen province. He’s one of many students for whom the walk to school during the rainy season can be deadly. Floodwaters roll down the mountains and fill streams that crisscross the walking paths. Children regularly drown in this region simply trying to get an education. Read it.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020/2021Sponsors, Marketing & Conference Partners
Pete DeQuincy, Aquatics Manager, East Bay Regional Park District,
(Content Manager)

Juliene R. Hefter, Executive Director/CEO, AOAP, 262-894-9772,
(Content Editor)