In the coming week, Aquatics International will be announcing the Class of 2016 Power Issue honorees. This year, we’re illuminating the work of those who have used their time and talents to assist and strengthen underserved communities.

As we await the reveal, we're taking a look back at the leaders over the last 11 years who have been recognized for their contributions to the cause.

Celebrate with us as we acknowledge the many individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving the world of aquatics. Read profiles of the past honorees here. Then, have a sneak peek at the first three of this year's honorees: Jim Paterson, Rudy Garcia-Tolson and Louise Kublick. And stay tuned as we announce this year's award winners.