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.

Upcoming Events

2020 Information Coming Soon!

Need Training or Services?

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

2020 Board Members

Final positions to be determined.

Ashley Fink              Brandon Ware
Eric Nielsen             Josh Sharitz
Kendall Evans         Molly Knapp
Sandy Kellogg         Tammy Yelmgren


Chair Elect


Member At-Large (Communications)


Professional Development Coordinator

Member At-Large (Professional Development)

Member At-Large (Professional Development)

Member At-Large (Meeting Logistics)

Past Chair
Jimmy Lyon
Fauquier County Parks & Recreation

VRPS Board Liaison
Kat Fish
Prince William County Parks & Recreation


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.