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AFO Course September 2024 Registration



ARG Meetings 2024

Subject To Change For
In-Person Meeting Dates
That Are To Be Announced




January 10th, 1:30pm Zoom 1/10/24 Meeting Minutes
February 14th, 1:30pm Zoom 2/14/24 Meeting Minutes
March 13th, 1:30pm Zoom 3/13/24 Meeting Minutes

April 10th,


Christiansburg Aquatic Center

and on Zoom

May 8th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes
June 12th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes
July 10th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes
August 14th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes
September 11, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes 
October 9th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes
November 13th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes
December 11th, 1:30pm Zoom Minutes

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Thank you to our 2024 sponsors:



Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Model Aquatic Health Code

Association of Aquatic Professionals
Promotes and advocates policies, practices and procedures that contribute to safer and improved aquatic education, aquatic recreation activities, programs, and facilities.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance protects and advances the common interests of the industry by providing education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability.

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.

Need Training or Services?

Let us know what type of training or services you would like to see in your area by contacting Matt Johnson.


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.

2024 Aquatics Resource Group Board

Name Position Facility/Jurisdiction Contact Information
Matt Johnson Chair Newport News Department
of Parks and Recreation
Aquatics Operations Coordinator
Office: 757-591-4573
Michael Suggs  Chair Elect Prince William County Department
of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Aquatics Manager
Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center
Office: 703-792-8623
Kerstin Severin  Member At Large Town of Herndon
Aquatics Manager
Office: 703-435-6800
Bob Manners  Member At Large City of Hampton
Aquatics Manager
Office: 757-727-6839
Betty Cook Member At Large Fairfax County Park Authority
Aquatics Manager
Office: 703-817-9407
Anna Parker Member At Large Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Director of Operations
Office: 757-422-4444
Michael Skarke Member At Large Loudoun County Parks, Recreation
and Community Services

Aquatics Manager
Office: 571-367-8388
Kat Fish VRPS Board of Directors Liaison  Prince William County Department
of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
General Manager
Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center