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  • In Memoriam: Randy Mendioroz

    Remembering the founder of the Aquatic Design Group

  • CPSC Head to Leave in Fall

    Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, will not seek renomination for her post.

  • Jeff Ellis

    When there's talk of leaders in aquatic safety, Jeff Ellis’ name always comes up.

  • Mike Espino

    With 16 years at the American Red Cross and now nearly five years at Chicago-based YMCA of the USA as its aquatic safety and risk specialist, Mike Espino knows large-scale aquatic operations.

  • Leland Yarger

    His title — coordinator of aquatics and instructor of physical science at Ball State University — would barely fit on a business card, but that seems appropriate for Leland Yarger, who oversees the school's aquatics degree program.

  • Michael Phelps

    With 22 medals, 18 of them gold, Baltimore swimmer Michael Phelps has brought home more Olympic hardware than any other athlete.

  • B. Chris Brewster

    He retired from lifeguarding in 2011, but B. Chris Brewster is just as involved in aquatic safety today as he has been for the past 25 years.

  • Rick Root

    Twenty-five years ago, the waterpark industry was still playing in the kiddie pool.

  • Kent Williams

    “Recreational water illness” is a hot topic today, but it surely wasn't when Kent Williams founded the nonprofit Professional Pool Operators of America in 1993.

  • Kimberly Schaefer

    As CEO of Madison, Wis.-based Great Wolf Resorts, Schaefer leads a national waterpark powerhouse known for attracting top talent, tourism dollars and Wall Street interest.