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Panel Upholds $21.5M Verdict Over 6-Year-Old’s Drowning

By Juliene Hefter - September 8, 2020

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (September 4, 2020, 9:01 PM EDT) — An Illinois appellate panel has affirmed a jury’s $21.5 million award in a suit accusing two park districts…

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Keeping Your “Cup Full” in Today’s Crazy World

By Juliene Hefter - September 8, 2020

Juliene Hefter, Executive Director/CEO, Association of Aquatic Professionals What does it mean to fill your cup? To fill your cup means to replenish those stores of mental, emotional, and physical…

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New Manikin Allows Start to Finish Lifeguard Training

By Juliene Hefter - July 29, 2020

From an idea came a solution Back at the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the massive impact that COVID-19 would have on communities all over the world.…

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THE ASSOCIATION OF AQUATICS PROFESSIONALS (AOAP) RECEIVES CERTIFICATION OF ITS AQUATICS PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION (AQP) BY THE COUNCIL FOR THE MODEL AQUATIC HEALTH CODE

By Juliene Hefter - July 10, 2020

AOAP’S Aquatics Professional designation meets or exceeds the relevant standards outlined in CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code The Association of Aquatics Professionals (AOAP) and the Council for the Model Aquatic…

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THE ASSOCIATION OF AQUATIC PROFESSIONALS (AOAP) GOES LIVE WITH AqP ON WWW.SPLASH-EDU.ORG

By Juliene Hefter - June 15, 2020

JUNE 15, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe educational partnership between the Association of AquaticProfessionals (“AOAP”) and the Starfish Center for Aquatic SafetyResearch, Education and Leadership (the “Center”), has gone live. Announced last…

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Association of Aquatic Professionals Statement

By Juliene Hefter - June 3, 2020

Dear Association of Aquatic Professionals Community, Our hearts are heavy with our nation’s tragic history of violence and racism that continues to target the Black community. So many are hurting,…

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Association of Aquatic Professionals and Counsilman-Hunsaker announce new partnership

By Juliene Hefter - June 1, 2020

Date: 1 June 2020 The partnership seeks to further promote aquatic safety and sustainability throughout the industry St. Louis, MO – June 1, 2020 – Counsilman-Hunsaker and the Association of…

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The AOAP supports the evaluation and adoption of all or part of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

By Juliene Hefter - December 16, 2019

Position Statement  December 10, 2019 “Bringing together professionals from all aspects of aquatics to educate, advocate, enrich, network and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally,” the Association…

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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,…

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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…

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