AOAP Weekly Newsletter - May 4, 2022
Congratulations to AOAP President Craig Merkey on receiving the Staff Service Award at Penn State Harrisburg that recognizes staff for extraordinary service. Craig Merkey is an exemplary colleague who has performed above and beyond the traditional call of duty. His mission driven, positive impact on students is evident in his daily support to foster respectable citizens through positive leadership. As the associate director of recreation and aquatics, Craig has enhanced our operations at the Capitol Union Building with his limitless compassion and dedication to both students and fellow staff. Read More.

May 24 & 25, 2022 9:30 am - 5:30 pm central time - email Juliene Hefter if interested - same cost and times as other courses listed below under Educational Offerings.
Aquatics in the News
Aquatic Industry News, Opportunities & Products
National Water Safety Month is in May
National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance with support from the American Red Cross, National Recreation and Park Association and World Waterpark Association. In honor of this important month, there are a vast amount of activities and campaigns that will take place to further awareness and education about all things water safety.
As businesses and individuals that are involved in bringing safe, enjoyable aquatic activities to the American public as well as organizations that work to reduce the number of unintentional drowning incidents in the country and promote the importance of water safety education, we want to know what you'll be doing to celebrate such an important month.
Educational Offerings

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City of De Pere (Open until filled, but, closes on AOAP website 5/29/22)

Aquatics Coordinator Tampa -University of South Florida Tampa (Closes 5/20/22)

Assistant Director for Aquatics & Risk Management - University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports (Closes 5/22/22)

Purdue University Recreation & Wellness
(Closes 5/30/22 – [or until filled] )

Recreation Coordinator-Aquatics - Metro Parks Tacoma (Closes 5/13/22)

(Closes 5/22/22)
Aquatics Manager - UCSF Fitness and Recreation
(Open Until Filled, but, Closes on AOAP Website 5/15/22)

District Aquatics Director - YMCA of South Hampton Roads Closes 5/4/22)

Swim School Director - Dynamo Swim Club
(Closes 6/1/22)

Aquatic Leader - City of Portland – Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department (Open Until Filled – Closes on AOAP Website 5/13/22)
For a small 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.
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THANK YOU to our 2022/2023 Sponsors, Marketing, & Conference Partners
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AOAP Staff
Juliene R. Hefter
Executive Director/CEO
Athena Yannitsas
Deputy Director
Melissa Fadler
Marketing & Member Engagement
Submit Your Presentation Proposals for AOAP 2023!

Association of Aquatic Professionals 12th Annual Conference and Exposition February 13, 2023 - February 16, 2023
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO

Session submittals are due no later than Aug, 15, 2022. 

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