New Exciting 3 part educational webinar series to be offered in partnership with AOAP and Counsilman-Hunsaker for AOAP Member's Only

We will be offering a 3 part FREE webinar series for AOAP members that will be worth .1 CEUs per part and qualify towards the AqP designation electives. Look for information to be included within the next couple of weeks in AOAP Weekly that will include descriptions and registration information.
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.
Congratulations to Pete DeQuincy, the September 2020 Competitor Swim Aquatic Professional of the Month.

Pete DeQuincy oversees 180+ lifeguards, WSI’s, and Junior Lifeguard instructors at 12 swim facilities and focuses on lifeguard operations and aquatic programming for East Bay Regional Park District in Oakland, Ca. With an attendance of 500,000 park visitors, his mission is to provide a positive and safe water experience to the families and patrons within the Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Read it.
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!
Goldfish Swim School is opening up in Scottsdale

Check out this video about Goldfish Swim School in Arizona to learn about how they are keeping swimmers as safe as possible during COVID-19. Following safety guidelines, pools can and should reopen so that they can help protect children and save lives. Read it.
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.
Wheelchair to Water: Break Free from physical limitations in the water! 

Have you ever considered the path to happiness and independence with swimming for someone with physical challenges? As a physical therapist and adaptive swim lesson provider, helping others achieve independence has always been what I strived for with my clients. I never realized that I could be doing this by using the modality of the water. My career splashed into the pool and, once I experienced the benefits of the water, I was hooked! The results that I have seen in my therapy and swim lesson clients have been life changing. Read it.
Member Resources

The Association of Aquatic Professionals provides many member only resources as well as a member only section on the AOAP Website. Become a member today in order to have access to all of the amazing information. Click here to see some of the wonderful benefits that A $40 membership provides to individuals.

Daily Workout Membership Benefit: Join Jill Ruot, Apache Junction, as she takes you through many workshops that you can use to keep your aquatic staff in shape and ready to perform. This Months Daily workout is: Bleacher Workout.
SPONSORED CONTENT
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.
No change to lifeguard plan

City of Kelowna won't reinstate lifeguards at popular beaches as result of high regional drowning numbers. Read and View it.
Mom Pleads Guilty To Neglect In Son's Drowning At Michigan Beach

The mother of a 6-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Michigan has pleaded guilty to child neglect.
Iain Isiah Rowe drowned at Holland State Park on June 6, a day of high waves and warnings.
Miranda Rowe, 33, of Spring Lake Township entered her plea in Holland District Court. Read and Listen.
Amazon Delivery Driver Saves Dog From Drowning in Backyard Pool While on His Route

An Amazon driver’s route ensured that he was in the right place at the right time. John Cassabria went above and beyond the expectations of his job when he saved a dog from drowning.
He was delivering packages in Woburn, Massachusetts when he heard a strange noise. When he investigated, he noticed a dog struggling to stay above the water in a backyard pool, according to WBZ-TV. 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!
8 Terrifying Action Park Deaths and Injuries

Can you put a price on risking your life? This is exactly what Action Park, New Jersey did in the ’80s and ’90s, offering an amusement park experience unlike any other on earth. Unsafe water slides, booze-fueled bumper boats, and a plethora of other dangerous attractions are all examined in Class Action Park, HBO Max’s latest documentary. While there are certainly many entertaining anecdotes about the park’s heyday, the Action Park deaths cast a grim shadow over the New Jersey park’s legacy. Read it and View it.
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)

Aquatic Director, Burlington, North Carolina
(Open Until filled, however, closes on AOAP website 10/1/2020)
Coach Certification Requirements - Extensions (USA Swimming)

With the continuation of many facilities being closed due to COVID-19, coaches may find it difficult to renew some certifications. USA Swimming’s Risk Management Committee met and is taking steps to assist with this issue for coaches whose Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training or CPR/AED certifications expire between July 31, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Read it.
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.
Off-duty DLA Susquehanna police officer rescues child from drowning at family gathering

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa., Sept. 1, 2020 — Defense Logistics Agency Susquehanna Police Officer Jerome Whitfield rescued a 10-year-old boy from drowning while off duty July 28. Read it.
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)