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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).

June 2020 Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month


Ashley McKay

Ashley McKay is currently an Aquatics Supervisor with the City of Plano in Texas.  Ashley started in aquatics in 2002 as a Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard.  In 2007, she became a Recreation Coordinator and helped with the opening of a new facility in Plano and building the aquatics program at that facility.  She has since moved up to where she is today.  Ashley enjoys working with her amazing team and the wonderful patrons that visit the recreation center.  Her favorite time of year is when the outdoor pools are getting ready to open, and it’s quiet and peaceful.   Ashley also loves hosting the dog swim at the end of the summer.

Ashley is actively involved with North Texas Aquatics Association and North Texas Guard Games, where she serves as the Secretary Treasurer. She has had the honor to help facilitate the weekly COVID-19 Update Meetings that have brought together aquatics leaders throughout the nation. (  Ashley holds several certifications, including ARC LGIT, WSIT, and CPO Instructor.

Ashley lives in North Texas with her husband of 14 years Roy, her two awesome boys Ian (6) and Callum (3), and two crazy dogs.  When she’s not at work, Ashley loves to watch her boys do “crazy stunts” in gymnastics, go for family hikes, and help her boys learn to love life and have adventures.  Ashley can be reached by email at


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