More stories about Leadership

  • 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.

  • Chuck Neuman

    As the Model Aquatic Health Code moves toward its 2013 release, it’s worth noting that Chuck Neuman, CEO of Water Technology in Beaver Dam, Wis., has been part of the group from the start.

  • Richard D. Hunter

    Forget snow. Think water. That’s what Richard D. Hunter did at ProSlide Technology, the waterpark ride design firm that he founded in 1986.

  • Dr. Alison Osinski

    If you must define Dr. Alison Osinski’s influence on the aquatics industry during the past 25 years, here’s one word that works: diverse.

  • Dr. John Hunsucker

    Since founding the National Aquatic Safety Co. in 1974, Dr. Hunsucker has grown the Ellijay, Ga.-based organization from a humble beginning of inspecting pools and offering training to its role today as one of the largest lifeguard certification firms in