The Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) receives certification of its Aquatics Professional Designation by the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
AOAP’S Aquatics Professional designation meets or exceeds the relevant standards outlined in CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code. The Association of Aquatics Professionals (AOAP) and the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announce the CMAHC certification of the AOAP Aquatics Professional designation (AqP), the only professional designation for members of the aquatics industry. This achievement promotes the health, safety, and wellness of the aquatics professionals who achieve an AqP designation and the aquatic facilities they serve. Read it.
Looking for an opportunity to earn CEUs while pursuing an aquatic professional designation and building your resume? The AqP Designation offers professional development webinars and training opportunities.   Click here for more information and apply today!
Congratulations to Shawn DeRosa, DeRosa Aquatic Consulting on obtaining the AqP Aquatic Professional Designation.
Diversity in Aquatics is expanding their partnering with AOAP in 2021!

Diversity in Aquatics is holding their 2021 Convention with AOAP - Pack your bags we are going to Reno, Nevada in February! Join Diversity In Aquatics as we partner with AOAP to deliver a unique educational and networking experience available at the most reasonable cost to you and your organization. Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 - Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
(triple and quad occupancy rates are $25 per person over the quoted rates below)
GSR Hotel Rate: $105 plus resort fee not to exceed $25. (plus tax)
Summit Room Rate: $125 plus resort fee not to exceed $25. (plus tax)
** Make your reservations early as the deadline to book is January 25, 2021
The web page address to book your reservations is:  (Click Here to make your reservations today!
Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many public pools may not open this summer. This has prompted people to visit other water environments, including local rivers, lakes, and waterways, to include Corps’ Lakes. We are reminding the public to take extra precautions when frequenting these areas. Read it.
HydroApps Where Aquatic Management Meets Life

Work with data, not paper, with HydroApps and take your operations to the next level! HydroApps’ comprehensive, single platform web-based applications are designed and made by aquatic professionals, for aquatic professionals. AOAP Members receive 15% off.
Diversity In Aquatics is hosting a webinar to discuss promoting water safety and bringing awareness to drowning prevention during COVID-19
Wednesday, July 15 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Sign up for the webinar to learn about a number of resources to educate the general public about the importance of water safety, explaining water competency, and guidance on making water safety a priority. Register Here.

We Are Water: Diversity In Aquatics and Textured Waves Discussion by Diversity In Aquatics
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT Register Here.
Teen rescues drowning toddler from lake

Tanner Dutton was leaving a local park when he noticed someone floating in the lake. He swam 10 feet out to save the drowning toddler, and although he hurt his head in the process, both were safe. Read it.
Rose Bowl Aquatic Center Re-Opening Plans
On Monday June 29th, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is reopening in a phased manner. This is the Entry and Exit Plan for Lap Swimming in the Recreation Pool.
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif., is reopening in a phased manner. Here's a look at the facility's entry and exit plan for swim team members. View it.
Athletic Business is excited to partner with  7 Star Service to provide bi-weekly virtual workshops designed to help athletics, fitness and recreation professionals tackle their biggest challenges. Join us live — or watch the workshops on demand — and you'll gain actionable ideas, insights and solutions from industry experts that you can implement right away at your own organization.  7/16: Reopening Part II: More Strategies for Getting Your Facility Back Up and Running
The World's Largest Swim Lesson is Going Viral!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers for the 2020 World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (#WLSL2020) are reaching out virtually on July 16th to offer tips, resources, information and guided lessons that parents can do with kids at home. The online event is in addition to local lessons that are taking place at a limited number of locations.

Dozens of nationally recognized water safety and training organizations support the WLSL event each year. With day camps canceled and the delayed/limited opening of pools and waterparks this summer, TEAM WLSL is sharing their expertise with families at home to help bridge the gap for kids that have not been able to participate in traditional swim lessons.
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.
The AOAP drowning prevention grant program offers opportunities for organizations to provide education and awareness of life jacket safety through swim lesson programs. The grants consist of up to 50 life jackets and/or $500 to provide swim lessons to children within your community. Read it.
Leading in difficult times

Unprecedented times call for extraordinary leaders. At the AAMC, we recognize the impact the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has on our medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic health systems. View Resources.
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!
Aquatics Coordinator
(Closes July 20, 2020)
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020/2021Sponsors, Marketing & Conference Partners
Pete DeQuincy, Aquatics Manager, East Bay Regional Park District, pdequincy@ebparks.org
(Content Manager)

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