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  • Dr. Tom Lachocki

    As CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dr. Tom Lachocki would qualify as an industry notable due to his position alone.

  • Farhad Madani

    “Though he retired in 2010 after 27 years with the parks and recreation department of Austin, Texas, Farhad Madani isn’t spending much time lounging by the pool.

  • Jill White

    An alum of Ellis & Associates, Jill White has made her own name in the water safety field with Starfish Aquatics Institute, the Savannah, Ga.-based firm she founded with husband Robbin White in 1999.

  • Janet Evans

    Her 2012 Olympic comeback was unsuccessful — she failed to get beyond the Olympic Trials preliminaries in either the 400-meter or 800-meter distances — but distance swimmer Janet Evans still shines like her four golden medals.

  • Red Cross Changing Fee Structure

    The new year has seen a few changes come to the American Red Cross aquatics program.

  • New Initiative to Reduce Lightning Injuries, Deaths

    The United States Lifesaving Association, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have launched a new lifeguard lightning safety initiative.

  • NSPF Launches Massive Campaign

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation has launched a 10-year campaign to expand swim lessons for children, adults, and minorities.

  • Red Cross Still Catching Heat

    The American Red Cross launched its lower-priced swim lessons last month. But a number of operators say the fees are still too high, while others report ongoing communication and customer service issues.

  • Agencies Sign Code Agreement

    The National Environmental Health Association, the International Code Council, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration and recognize the co-existence of the International Swimmi

  • AOAP Looks to Grow Beyond Parks and Recreation

    When the National Recreation & Park Association announced that 2011 would be the last NRPA National Aquatic Conference, and that its National Aquatic Branch would be dismantled, many in the industry were left wondering what would fill the void