Aquatics Resource Group

To develop and facilitate educational and professional development opportunities statewide to; prevent fatal and non-fatal drowning and promote adherence to aquatic industry standards and best practices.

Exciting News!

Let us know what type of training or services you would like to see this year by contacting the Chair, Josh Schmidt.

2017 Board Members

Josh Schmidt, Aquatic Director        
Fairfax County Park Authority                  
703-862-1247                      Email       

Chair Elect:
Eric Nielsen, Aquatic Director
Fairfax County Park Authority
703-324-9111                      Email

Communications Officer: 
Sean Sepela, Aquatics Operations Mgr.

George Mason University
703-993-8538                      Email 

Professional Development
Jimmy Lyon, Region Superintendent 
Fauquier County Parks & Recreation
540-408-1456                      Email 

Kristin Lam, Aquatic Director

City of Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation

540-434-0571                      Email

Past Chair: (Nominations/Elections)

Willa Suter, Aquatic Assistant
Reston Association
703-435-6532                      Email


Center for Disease Control

Model Aquatic Health Code

Association of Aquatic Professionals

501c3 run by volunteer Board of Directors and Executive Director. Promotes and advocates policies, practices and procedures that contribute to safer and improved aquatic education, aquatic recreation activities, programs, and facilities. 

Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

The oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, spa, and hot tub manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, designers, distributors, suppliers, installers, retailers, and service technicians.  The sole industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas.

Presently in process of merging with the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

National Swimming Pool Foundation

Encouraging healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research.

Presently in process of merging with the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

USA Swimming

National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. 

Current Events

The 2018 trainings, work sessions, meeting dates, and other Aquatic Resource Group activities will be announced in the coming weeks.