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 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).

January 2019 Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month


Stacy Beadle -

Michael Phelps Foundation

Stacy Beadle is a dedicated aquatics professional committed to preventing drownings in her community.  She is currently working for the Michael Phelps Foundation to expand their im program throughout Arizona and piloting a water safety program in the local school districts.  Stacy has been in aquatics for over 20 years, most recently as the Recreation Superintendent for the City of Peoria.  She was the recipient of several grants and part of a team who provided over 9,000 swim lessons annually.  She created a Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge, which promotes water safety in the winter and provides funding for free swim lessons for the community.  She has held numerous leadership positions with the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association and worked to secure professional development opportunities for staff in Arizona.  She is currently serving on the Advisory Council for the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona and is a proud supporter of Team Benoit and Swim Across America.


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