Competitor AOAP Aquatic Professional of the Month


Competitor Aquatics Professional of the Month is a recurring AOAP feature shedding light on an Aquatics Professional who has risen above the competition. As with any item of recognition, Competitor Aquatics Professional of the Month is a subjective exercise meant to highlight one aquatic professional whose work holds noteworthy context – perhaps a manager who was clearly in the limelight, or one whose work fell through the cracks a bit more among other stories. If your favorite aquatics director wasn’t selected, feel free to submit their name and information below for future consideration (they must be a member of AOAP to be considered).

October 2021 Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month

Christopher Drummond

Water Safety Instructor with the City of Charleston, SC

Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month - October 2021

Christopher Drummond has been in aquatics for roughly ten years. He has served in a variety of roles: starting out with swim instructor, lifeguard, waterfront director, lifeguard coordinator, and multi-pool facility manager. Throughout his time, Christopher has worked with multiple YMCAs and the US Air Force. Currently, he works for the City of Charleston, SC as a Water Safety Instructor. Christopher works directly with the Aquatics Manager to ensure successful staff development, readiness, and program development.

For him, AOAP serves as a huge resource in connecting with other professionals and as a leader in continuing education. Christopher’s favorite part of aquatics is the constant staff development that we can apply to real-world situations, both inside and outside of the aquatics facility.

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