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A Pool of Thought to Resolve Your Seasonal Workforce Woes

The Great Depression was my Father’s era. You know the type: WWII vet, grizzled, fiercely patriotic, relentless work ethic, saving every penny for a rainy day. He was the kind of dad who passed stern warnings on to his working teenage children to “keep your nose to the grindstone and don’t make waves because you’re…

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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…

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AOAP and Swim Angelfish Announce Partnership

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is proud to announce a partnership with Swim Angelfish.  This expands the efforts of both organizations to provide a number of resources to aquatic professionals, enthusiasts, athletes, in the aquatics field. Both organizations will provide professional development opportunities as well as important water safety and drowning prevention programs and initiatives.…

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Drowning in a Sea of Misinformation

Earlier this month a young child died following days of vomiting. He had been in shallow water in a Texas dike about a week before his death. The story was picked up as an alleged case of a rare condition called dry drowning or secondary drowning. (CNN. June 9, 2017; http://cnn.it/2rECrOV.) The media accounts went viral,…

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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…

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EMBRACE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AS CULTURE CREATORS

Published on October 17, 2019 Anthony Iracki, MS, CPRP Park and Rec Champion | Speaker | Author | Consultant | Mentor 1 article As a millennial, I am faced daily with a number of perceived truths about my generation, such as the things I have “killed”—credit cards, divorce, American cheese, print news, ESPN, Applebee’s. But…

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The Overbrook School for the Blind Kappen Aquatic Center is a proud recipient of the AOAP life jacket grant program

The Overbrook School for the Blind’s Kappen Aquatic Center is home to the first LEED Platinum certified natatorium in the United States. The Vision of Overbrook School for the Blind is to inspire individuals with visual impairment, including those with additional challenges, to achieve their highest potential; to share our culture that embraces their abilities; to…

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Greensboro Aquatic Center & Guilford County Schools receive AOAP Life Jacket Grant!

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