The Power Issue

  • Saving a Voice

    As president of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Jim Paterson got the operation running like a well-oiled machine.

  • Great Integrator

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital instructs the differently abled alongside peers who are without disabilities.

  • Joining Forces

    Stephen G. Little brings swim lessons to underserved kids in poor communities


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.

A licensed boat captain and certified scuba diver, she also holds multiple pool-related certifications and frequently testifies in aquatic construction defect lawsuits and personal industry cases.

Hers is an expertise that comes from a broad, real-life experience in aquatics as a lifeguard, pool manager, professor and more, and as principal of Aquatic Consulting Services in Avalon, Calif., she speaks, writes and consults on issues as varied as operating therapy pools, improving the profitability of aquatics facilities, managing risk, and monitoring water quality.