January 2020 Competitor Swim Aquatic Professional of the Month - Ashley Munoz

Ashley Muñoz is the Aquatics Supervisor for the City of Farmers Branch. She is directly responsible for up to 75 part-time staff including lifeguards, head lifeguards, cashiers, and aquatics leaders. She oversees the Learn to Swim Program and Lifeguard Program. Creates, develops, and implements general programs, fitness programs, and special events. She oversees the day to day operations of The Margaret Young Natatorium and The Frog Pond. Read it.
The AOAP supports the evaluation and adoption of all or part of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
Position Statement December 10, 2019 “Bringing together professionals from all aspects of aquatics to educate, advocate, enrich, network and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally,” the Association of Aquatic Professionals Board of Directors hereby ratifies this position statement based on the rationale described herein. The Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) Position: The… Read it
Investigation continues into tragic drowning of British tourists in Mijas pool

The accounts of the Diya family and the Civil Guard as to how the father and two children could have died last week after getting into trouble in the water continue to differ. Read it.
California Industry Faces Controversial Pump-Rebate Change

Pool/spa service and construction companies working in certain parts of California are shuffling to devise a plan for 2019, after finding out that a major electrical utility has excluded them from offering rebates on energy-efficient pumps. Read it.
Speedo Helps Local Club Turn Green for National Swimming League Final

To celebrate the launch of the new Green Glow colorway of their Speedo Fastskin swimsuits, global swimwear brand Speedo helped a local swimming club to ‘Glow For It’ ahead of their latest competition. Read it.
Hayward to Take Hundreds of Products Off the Web

More than 900 skus are designated solely for specialty pool/spa professionals, while internet-ready products see price increases. Read it.
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Sponsored Content: Remember Those Wobbly Wooden Starting Blocks?

Competitive swimming equipment has evolved significantly over the years - the addition of goggles for visual clarity, compression swimsuits for reduced drag and lane lines with specialized disks that quell waves are a few examples. Fortunately, starting blocks technology has also greatly improved over the years!  Read more
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019/2020 Sponsors, 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)