November 6, 2020
"Building a Lifeguard Culture: Marketing to Recruit"
Nichole Bohner is the Aquatics Division Manager for the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department overseeing multiple facilities, including the city’s flagship aquatic venue, Rock’N River Waterpark. She leads creative direction for the division's recruitment, branding, and social media channels. (Check out @roundrocklifeguards on Instagram). She has served multiple pool, water park, and beach-front operations throughout the nation. Her team has been honored as both a Texas Public Pool Council Agency of the Year and as an Aquatics International Best of Aquatics award winner.
September 18, 2020
"60 DEI Aquatics Ideas in 60 Minutes"
We are excited to have Kate Connell as our September NTAA presenter. Kate Connell is the Aquatics Program Supervisor in Iowa City, Iowa. She has worked in the aquatics field for 15+ years sharing her passion for safety and leadership through staff management, culture development, and aquatics training. Kate is an advocate for equity in recreational water use and has assisted in providing free and reduced swimming lessons, safety education, and inclusive pool events to the diverse Iowa City area community. She is the founder of Equitable Aquatics, a virtual community designed to share tangible ways to bring inclusivity into the aquatics industry from an aquatics professional lens. Kate also has experience in private recreation as a small business owner and yoga teacher. Through The Art of Teaching Private Yoga, she has coached thousands of yoga business owners all over the world and published a guidebook under the same name. In her spare time, Kate can be found planning a trip abroad, tending to her lavender garden, listening to an audiobook on leadership, or creek walking with her husband Matt & son Anderson.
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