Resources

Organizations

American Camp Association (ACA) - ACA is a community of camp professionals who have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. As a leading authority in youth development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.


American Red Cross - The American Red Cross teaches people of all ages and various abilities how to swim and be safe around the water. In addition, the Red Cross provides comprehensive training for lifeguards, instructors and aquatic facility management to help protect aquatic facility patrons.


American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) - The American Swimming Coaches Association is a professional service organization dedicated to creating and enhancing progressive and highly visible programs that are effective in strengthening and improving the coaching profession and building a stronger swimming community.


Aquatic Exercise Association - The Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) is a not-for-profit educational organization committed to the advancement of aquatic fitness worldwide.


Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, Inc. - The Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, Inc. (ATRI) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the professional development of healthcare professionals involved with aquatic therapy.


Aquatics International - Aquatics International is a publication devoted exclusively to the commercial and public swimming pool industries. The magazine provides detailed information on designing, building, maintaining, promoting, managing, programming and outfitting aquatics facilities.


Athletic Business - The leading resource for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals.

Help Prevent Drownings - A website designed by passionate aquatics professionals in the Portland, Oregon area who have come together to provide a central location of drowning prevention resources for our peers.


IAAPA - IAAPA is the world's largest amusement industry trade association created to serve family fun centers, amusement parks, waterparks, attractions and theme parks.


International Life Saving Federation - The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention and lifesaving sport.


International Swimming Hall of Fame - The International Swimming Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of children through the operation of its museum and library.


Jeff Ellis and Associates (E&A) - Jeff Ellis and Associates offers a comprehensive aquatic risk management and lifeguard training program that provides a full service client relationship for aquatic facilities.


Lifesaving Society - The Lifesaving Society, Canada’s lifeguarding experts, works to prevent drownings and water-related injuries through training programs, Water Smart® public education initiatives and aquatic safety management services.


Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The CDC is working with public health and industry representatives across the United States to build a Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). The MAHC will serve as a model and guide for local and state agencies needing guidance to update or implement standards governing the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of swimming pools and other treated recreational water venues.


National Aquatic Safety Company (NASCO) - NASCO offers lifeguard certification courses, aquatic risk management services and a program that facilitates the integration of the design, construction and operation phases of an aquatics facility.


National Drowning Prevention Alliance - The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through drowning prevention and water safety efforts.


National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) - NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.


National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) - NRPA is the leading advocacy organization in the United States dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities.


National Safe Boating Council - The National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education.


National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) - NSPF is a leading educator for industry, government, and academic professionals with an interest in pools, spas and aquatic facilities. Its mission is to encourage healthier living through aquatic education and research.


Parks and Rec Business - Parks & Rec Business (PRB) is a print and digital publication for Parks & Rec professionals throughout the United States and Canada.


Pool Safely - Pool Safely is a national public education campaign that works with partners around the country to reduce child drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.


Professional Pool Operators of America (PPOA) - PPOA serves and supports swimming pool and waterpark operators in the US and now the developed world. It is dedicated to the betterment and national recognition of professional pool operators who excel in this profession.


Recreation Management - Recreation Management magazine is the number one fitness, sports and recreation information resource for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers.


Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) [Formally the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)] - SHAPE is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.


Starfish Aquatics Institute - The Starfish Aquatics Institute offers aquatic safety and risk management services and a complete range of aquatic programs that include lifeguard training and a comprehensive swim lesson program.


Texas Public Pool Council - The Texas Public Pool Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and education to aquatic professionals.


The Association of Aquatic Professionals - The Association of Aquatic Professionals is a domestic 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation and is run by an all volunteer Board of Directors and Executive Director and exclusively promotes and advocates policies, practices and procedures that contribute to safer and improved aquatic education.


The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals - The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world's largest international trade association and leading industry advocate representing the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry, with a mission to enhance the business success of its members.


The United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition - The mission of the Coalition is to research, identify and promote evidence-based standards for lifeguarding and water rescue. The Coalition is a collaborative effort of the American Red Cross, the United States Lifesaving Association and the YMCA of the USA


U.S. Masters Swimming - U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over.


United States Aquatic Sports - United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) was formed to become the United States member of FINA in 1980. USAS represents the United States National Governing Bodies of aquatic sports internationally.


United States Lifesaving Association - The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) is America's nonprofit, professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers.


United States Synchronized Swimming - U.S. Synchronized Swimming was established as a nonprofit organization in 1977 and is the United States national governing body for the sport.


United States Water Fitness Association - The United States Water Fitness Association is a non-profit, educational organization committed to excellence in educating and promoting aquatics, including water exercise.


USA Diving - USA Diving is a not-for-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the sport's national governing body. USA Diving offers a variety of programs for divers of all ages and skill levels.


USA Swimming - USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. It is a 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.


USA Water Polo - USA Water Polo, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that serves as the national governing body for the sport of water polo in the United States.


World Waterpark Association - The WWA is an international not-for-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to further safety and profitability in the waterpark industry.


YMCA National Swimming and Diving - YMCA of the USA National Competitive Swimming and Diving Program.


YMCA of the USA - YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the Y, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.