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    National Swimming Pool Foundation

    Most aquatics professionals will tell you one of the biggest issues facing the industry is the lack of available education

     
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    British Swimming Coach

    For many years, Britain has not been a major power in competitive swimming.

     
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    Washington State University

    Talking shop with Dr. Bruce E. Becker can be like deciphering code.

     
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    WhiteWater West Industries

    He pronounces “project” with a long “o” because, after all, he is Canadian, but designer Bruce Morris’ projects are making a mark worldwide.

     
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    Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

    You might not guess it by his conservative dress and laid-back demeanor, but Carvin DiGiovanni is a real risk taker.

     
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    USA Synchronized Swimming Coach

    She was named Olympic Coach of the Year four times in a row by U.S. Aquatic Sports, and her accomplishments sparkle and shine as brightly as the outfits her athletes don.

     
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    FINA

    What does a swimmer with an undergraduate degree in politics, a master’s degree in philanthropic studies and public affairs, another master’s in education, and more graduate work in education do with all this scholarly learning? If you’re Dale Neuburger,

     
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    Water Technology Inc.

    Back in high school, Doug Whiteaker was already building pools.

     
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    Ramaker & Associates

    What better way to learn what a child enjoys at a waterpark than through an actual child?

     
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    Water Quality and Health Council

    Her curriculum vitae spans three pages and the accolades are endless, including four times on America’s Who’s Who. As chair of the Water Quality and Health Council, Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., is working on new solutions for waterborne pathogens such as cryptosp

     
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    National Aquatic Safety Co.

    In many ways, John L. Hunsucker wrote the New Testament on lifeguarding back in the early 1970s when he developed a new specialized category for the American Red Cross.

     
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    Water Technology Inc

    Her interest in aquatics was sparked by a big pipe that squirted water around a playground at the Newark, N.J., housing projects where she grew up.

     
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    Professional Pool Operators of America

    Quirky, headstrong and full of humorous anecdotes, Kent Williams is not really someone to argue with

     
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    Ball State University

    He grew up “in corn country and beans,” fondly referred to as Belvidere, Ill. But Lee Yarger has trained and influenced lifeguards around the world

     
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    Transpersonal Swimming Institute

    His whole life, retired engineer Jim Liskovec had lived with hydrophobia, or an abnormal fear of water.

     
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    USA OLYMPIC SWIMMING COACH

    It’s hard to imagine anyone standing more firmly behind the battle cry “Fight On!” than Mark Schubert

     
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    Centers for Disease Control

    Start talking about swimming, and it doesn’t take Michael Beach long to turn the conversation to recreational water illnesses.

     
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    American Red Cross

    It’s not the only organization offering lifeguard training anymore

     
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    The Best Offense

    A war is raging in the aquatics world today — a war we seem to be losing.

     
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    Aquatic Design Group

    He traded a cushy bank job for a down-and-dirty pool construction gig, but Randy Mendioroz never forgot the basics of business

     
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    Counsilman-Hunsaker

    He dreamed of being a professional athlete as a child, but when he grew up, he discovered he was already doing a different dream job: designing aquatics facilities for athletes

     
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    Paralympic Swim Coach, USA

    Many coaches love their sport, but the love affair took an unusual twist for Shawn Kornoelje.

     
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    Light Options

    By now, many aquatics professionals have heard about the benefits of ultraviolet technology for reducing chloramines, especially on indoor pools.

     
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    Aquatic Risk Management

    If anyone can talk about aquatic risk for hours on end, it's Tom Ebro.

     
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    Penn State University

    Tom Griffiths has a lot of wishes. “I wish people would question water-safety textbooks and training agencies,”

     
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    Chinese Instructor and Aquatics Consultant

    If Winson Lee were a needle, he’d be in the world’s largest haystack

     
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    Chinese Olympic Diving Coach

    She never graced the side of a soda can or promoted fast-food as a way of life

     
  • The 2006 Power 25

    Our second annual lineup of today's most influential aquatics professionals includes coaches, designers, government officials — and a few surprises

     
  • Study Questions Pool Test Kit Reliability

    A recent study calls into question the reliability of test kits for water quality testing

     
  • APSP to Eliminate Competing Operator Course

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals have reached an agreement to end the APSP?s certification course

     
  • Patent Pending

    From guarding against drowning to fighting pathogens, aquatics professionals are all about protection.

     
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    You Got the Power

    Every year at this time, we profile some of the industry’s most powerful people