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AOAP will be partnering with varying organizations on webinars. Below are the webinars that are currently being offered by AOAP. All of the webinars qualify for CEU’s and the CEU’s are included in the registration fee.

AOAP Webinar Series

*** NOTE: Once registered for, webinars must be viewed immediately or the link will expire.  Please do not register for a webinar unless you are planning on taking it right away.  You will need to watch the webinar in its entirety and take the quiz immediately following watching it in order to receive CEU credits from it.

The Webinars are all on demand and approximately 75 – 90 minutes in length with a quiz that must be turned in after viewing each one. You must be active and attentive during the webinars in order to receive credit.  (You must watch the full video in order to receive credit – the system will document how long you spend watching each webinar)

(.1 CEU’s available for each)

The CORE AqP webinars (that meet the CORE requirements of the AqP) that are currently being offered are #1 – #4: (.1 CEU’s available for each)

FEE: AOAP Member: $20.00/webinar Non-Member: $30.00/webinar (Members, please login to ensure you receive the discounted rate)

** THE LINK WILL BE ACTIVE SOON TO THE NEW CORE WEBINAR #3 .  Until it is the CORE webinar requirement for Risk Management may be met by taking #14 below

  1. Leadership CORE AqP requirement webinar:  “Finding Success with the Five Types of Aquatic Employees” – Speaker:  George Deines, Studio Director, Counsilman-Hunsaker – Register Now!
  2. Drowning Prevention CORE requirement webinar: “RESPECT the Water Drowning Prevention Campaign:  How to Properly Implement it Into Your Community” – Speaker Deb Davidson, Arkansas – Register Now!
  3. Risk Management CORE AqP requirement webinar: – Speaker: Shawn DeRosa, DeRosa Aquatic Consulting – COMING SOON
  4. Programming and Staff Training CORE requirement webinar: – “Passive Off Rotation Training” Speaker:  Joey Rusnak, Lifeguard Authority – Register Now! 

Below are additional on-demand webinars that are currently available. Webinars will only be available for a short time with additional webinars being added throughout the year.

5. Networking 4 Knowledge 4 Novices
Speaker: Juliene Hefter, Executive Director, Association of Aquatic Professionals
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Networking is how you, as a professional, build on the knowledge you obtain from a combination of schooling, job experience and educational experiences. The appeal of networking is just that, to obtain knowledge and make professional and social contacts. Meeting new people and building relationships are easier when you are comfortable approaching individuals and being approachable. This networking session will teach networking techniques in a safe, non-threatening forum. After you’ve practiced and honed your skills, you’re then be able to network without fear or anxiety.

6. Developing Aquatics In-Service Training and Performing Audits
Speaker: Juliene Hefter, Executive Director, Association of Aquatic Professionals
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The success of our aquatic facilities and staff are a direct result of the education and training that our personnel are provided. In order for our staff to be successful and confident in their skills we must provide on-going in-service training to ensure that they are trained efficiently and are able to perform in emergency situations. This session will cover the importance of in-service training, the types of skills that should be included and proper documentation of such. We will also cover the importance of audits and various types of audits that you are able to provide at your facilities.

*** The next 2 webinars (#7 & #8) meet the additional .2 CEU drowning prevention requirement for the AqP Designation  (they may not take the place of the CORE requirement of taking the RESPECT webinar #1 above)

7. Note and Float
Speakers: Shawn DeRosa, DeRosa Aquatic Consulting, Tom Griffiths, Aquatic Safety Research Group
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Note & Float Campaign aimed at preventing drowning at aquatic facilities throughout the country. The program targets parents with children who cannot swim. The heart of the program is first identifying all non-swimmers who enter the facility, and then “floating” those swimmers with an appropriately sized lifejacket.

This vitally important and much needed program will prove to be a real lifesaver at pools and water parks around the country. The reason for the development and release of the Note & Float program is simple: too many non-swimmers are needlessly drowning at lifeguarded facilities and too much finger pointing is aimed at responsible parties. The implementation of the program is easy and can be accomplished in an easy fashion.

8. Resources to Help Create a Culture of Water Safety in your Community and at Your Aquatic Facility
Speakers: Alissa Magrum, Executive Director, Colin’s Hope, Jessica Sosa, Colin’s Hope
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This webinar focuses on the importance of creating a culture of safety at aquatic facilities and how to build that culture using resources available from Colin’s Hope and other Families United to Prevent Drowning member organizations. We will present real life examples that demonstrate ways you can involve staff, life guards, patrons and the community at large in creating a culture of safety together that raises water safety awareness- ultimately preventing drowning incidents. We’ll talk simple programs, share valuable resources and will challenge participants to take action in their own communities and at their aquatic facilities that will result in safer aquatic environments for all. Learn more about Colin’s Hope at

9. Practical Preventative Maintenance Planning (Pools)
Speaker: John Whitmore, CPRE, AFOI, Organizational Development Manager, City of Denton
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Good maintenance at an aquatic facility may be most visible in its clean, appealing environment. This is not an accident. It is done through careful attention to a planned maintenance system. Planning the day to day work, planning equipment maintenance, and planning for large maintenance projects or equipment replacement are the building blocks of effective maintenance planning. Develop the plan based on the facility and equipment while keeping an eye out for changes in legislation and current events. Good planning is all about staying one step ahead of change so an operator can have prepared options when change becomes necessary.

10. Civility and Professionalism in the Workplace
Speaker: John Whitmore, CPRE, AFOI, Organizational Development Manager, City of Denton
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DON’T DO IT! It seems we hear a lot about what not to do – bullying and rudeness. So what should we do? What does it mean to act civilly? How do we avoid or defuse situations of unprofessional or rude behavior to create a respectful and productive workplace? Understanding the rules of civility, and creating a professional presence, will help to reduce conflict, build productive relationships, and a foster a positive professional reputation.

11. Drowning Prevention – AOAP RESPECT the Water drowning prevention campaign basic overview of the program
Speaker: Tara Eggleston Stewart, Division Chief, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
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12. Respected as a Supervisor, Not an Equal
Speaker: Juliene Hefter, Executive Director, Association of Aquatic Professionals

What is your leadership style? How do you earn the respect of your employees? This session will enhance your ability to supervise your staff in a caring and effective manner and will teach you what is needed to be respected by your staff. This session also covers the transition from equal to supervisor and what changes are needed to make the transition.
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13. Programming & Staff Training
Tina Dittmar, Aquatic Supervisor, LaGuna Niguel
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14. Risk Management
Gareth Hedges, President, The Redwoods Group

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Additional Webinars Coming Soon