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Joint announcement from the Association of Aquatic Professionals and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance

By Juliene Hefter - November 17, 2021

The Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) are excited to announce the co-location of their flagship conferences in 2023 and 2024. The annual Association…

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Our Aquatics Family

By Juliene Hefter - November 5, 2021

By Cory Hilderbrand, AOAP President and Community Services Manager, Irvine, California Growing up, many of us were taught the only thing that matters is family. It’s our support system made…

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Competitor Extends Partnership with NCAA

By Juliene Hefter - November 4, 2021

November 2, 2021 Contact: Kristen Linehan Omli | klinehanomli@competitorswim.com Competitor Extends Partnership with NCAA Columbus, Ohio — Competitor® is proud to announce that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) has extended…

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City of Mustang receives AOAP Life Jackets

By Juliene Hefter - June 30, 2021

First and foremost I want to say a huge THANK YOU to The Association of Aquatic Professionals for considering and then choosing The Mustang Aquatic Center in the City of…

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YMCA of Southwestern Indiana receives AOAP Life Jackets

By Juliene Hefter - June 15, 2021

We were thrilled to receive the lifejacket grant this year from AOAP! Our lifejackets were getting a little ragged and we didn’t have enough to do whole group safety days.…

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AOAP Member Benefit: Discounted Insurance through our partner group

By Juliene Hefter - May 7, 2021

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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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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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