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 director 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).
September 2020 Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month
Pete DeQuincy oversees 180+ lifeguards, WSI’s, and Junior Lifeguard instructors at 12 swim facilities and focuses on lifeguard operations and aquatic programming for East Bay Regional Park District in Oakland, Ca. With an attendance of 500,000 park visitors, his mission is to provide a positive and safe water experience to the families and patrons within the Alameda and Contra Costa counties. He has assisted the National American Red Cross on the development of the Lifeguarding material in 2012, 2017 and served on California Parks and Recreation Society, Aquatic Section Board. His articles on lifeguard training and in-service development can be found in Aquatics International Lifesaver column since 2012. Pete was selected by Aquatics International as one the top innovators for February 2014 Power Issue and recently joined Aquatics International’s Advisory Board. Pete presented on the topic of in-service training for seasonal lifeguards at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver BC in 2017, and swim lesson competencies in Durban, South Africa in 2019 . He served on the board for the Association of Aquatic Professionals and strongly encourages all aquatic professionals should participate.
About Competitor Swim
Since 1960, Competitor Swim® has been the leader in the production of racing lanes and other swim products for competitions around the world. Competitor lane lines have been used in countless NCAA Championships, as well as 10 of the past 13 Olympic Games. Molded and assembled using U.S. – made components, Competitor lane lines are durable, easy to set up and are sold through distributors and dealers worldwide.