The Power 25

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    Jeff Ellis

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

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    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...

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    Leland Yarger

    His title — coordinator of aquatics and instructor of physical science at Ball State University — would barely fit on a business card, but...


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.