AOAP & DIA Partnership Announcement

Diversity In Aquatics is proud to announce a partnership with the Association of Aquatic Professionals.  This expands the efforts of both organizations to provide a number of resources to aquatic professionals, enthusiasts, athletes, and diverse communities, often underrepresented in the aquatics field. Both organizations will provide professional development opportunities as well as important water safety and drowning prevention programs and initiatives. The partnership of Diversity In Aquatics and the Association of Aquatic Professionals will work closely together to increase the number of diverse certified aquatic professionals, develop innovative aquatic programming, and help contribute to the education of tomorrow’s aquatic leaders, professionals, and athletes through:  

  • Online and In-Person professional development, certifications and training in the areas of diversity and inclusion, aquatic programming, pool management and more.
  • A shared library of resources, research, and support to its members in aquatic programming, business development, and community engagement
  • Increased partnerships, opportunities, and advancement in the field of aquatics, wellness, and healthy aquatic activities 

This partnership propels both organization’s missions in supporting educational and water safety efforts to thousands worldwide who are the pulse of the movement to educate, promote, and support aquatic opportunities, water safety, wellness and health in their communities, states, and countries. For more information on this initiative, please contact DIA at or AOAP at

The Association of Aquatic Professionals 

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 professional membership-based organization. Its goal is to bring together professionals from all aspects of aquatics to network, educate, advocate, enrich, and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally. 

Diversity In AquaticsThe Diversity In Aquatics Convention is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization and is the most extensive collection of diverse and passionate aquatic professionals, athletes, and enthusiasts in the United States and abroad. Its mission is to educate, promote and support swimming, water safety, and healthy aquatic activities historically nontraditional aquatic communities.

Juliene Hefter

Juliene is the Executive Director/CEO of AOAP. She has a background in running and operating diverse aquatic facilities and venues and is a national and international speaker on a variety of topics. She is also an expert witness/consultant.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.