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AOAP and Swim Angelfish Announce Partnership

By Juliene Hefter - November 12, 2019

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

By Juliene Hefter - October 28, 2019

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

By Juliene Hefter - October 22, 2019

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

By Juliene Hefter - October 18, 2019

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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Former Lifeguard Saves Stepfather On Land

By Juliene Hefter - August 30, 2019

Former Lifeguard Saves Stepfather On Land

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

By Juliene Hefter - June 10, 2019

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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By Juliene Hefter - January 7, 2019

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

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New AOAP Member Benefit

By Juliene Hefter - August 1, 2018

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The Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and Shallow Water Blackout Prevention (SWBP) Announce Partnership

By Juliene Hefter - May 8, 2018

                  AOAP and SWBP recently announced their partnership with the goal to support and advance each other’s mutual mission to increase water safety and prevent drownings. Both organizations are domestic 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporations and are run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and a full-time Executive Director. AOAP exclusively promotes and advocates policies, practices and…

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Obtain Your AqP (Aquatic Professional) Designation Now!

By Juliene Hefter - March 28, 2017

Calling All Aquatic Professionals The Association of Aquatic Professionals is excited to announce the AOAP Designated Aquatic Professional (AqP) Program. As part of the mission of AOAP, the organization strives to provide and support quality aquatic education, and this new designation helps to provide a pathway for every aquatic professional to advance their career and…

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