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Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

national pools of roanoke inc

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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.

National Swimming Pool Foundation

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

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: Ashley Fink.


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.

2021 Aquatics Resource Group Board

Ashley Fink

Prince William County Schools Aquatic Center
Aquatics Program Coordinator

Kendall Evans

Past Chair
City of Norfolk Parks & Recreation
Former Sr. Recreation Supervisor

Molly Minch

Chair Elect
Winchester Parks & Recreation
Aquatics & Facilities Coordinator
Work: 540-662-4946

Sandy Kellogg

Professional Development
Fairfax County Park Authority
Aquatic Director-Mount Vernon Recreation Center

Tammy Yelmgren

Fairfax County Park Authority
Assistant Aquatic Director - Oak Marr RECenter


At Large - Professional Development

Joshua Sharitz

At Large - Professional Development
Blacksburg Parks & Recreation
Assistant Parks & Recreation Director

Eric Nielsen

At Large - Communications
Fairfax County Park Authority
Park Manager

Brandon Ware

At Large - Communications
Town of Leesburg
Aquatics Manager

Kat Fish, CPRP

VRPS Board of Directors Liaison
Prince William County Parks & Recreation
Aquatics Specialist II