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  • Bruce Wigo

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  • Doug Sackett

    When Doug Sackett accepted a summer job inspecting pools for the New York State Department of Health, he never expected that decision would have such a lasting impact

  • Chris Swartz

    Watching his uncle — Ned Stancliff, former vice president of Herschend Family Entertainment — Chris Swartz knew he wanted to work in the amusement park industry

  • Inez Tenenbaum

    With the passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has become one of the most influential — and controversial — agencies in the aquatics industry

  • Robert E. Ogoreuc

    Bob Ogoreuc first read the quote about three types of individuals as a young swimmer and since then, he’s made it his mission to live life as one of the latter

  • Kim O’Shea

    A self-described “lifer” in the sport of swimming, Kim O'Shea is a woman on a mission with “oodles of potential