Association of Aquatic Professionals

by Juliene R Hefter

Supporting: Social Justice Tread-A-Thon® for International Water Safety Foundation, Inc.

My Team: Association of Aquatic Professionals


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Join the Association of Aquatic Professionals as we promote the International Water Safety Foundation and Drowning Prevention.

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is a domestic 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation and is run by an all volunteer Board of Directors and a full-time Executive Director/CEO that exclusively promotes and advocates policies, practices and procedures that contribute to safer and improved aquatic education, aquatic recreation activities, programs, and facilities; provides and supports quality aquatic education opportunities; coordinates and conducts research in the field of aquatic management and safety; promotes coordination and cooperation between established aquatic associations responsible for all aspects of aquatic programming, aquatic management, aquatic operation and maintenance and aquatic facility design. As well as providing an annual conference and educational workshops for communities on drowning prevention and education. A portion of all proceeds will be used towards drowning prevention, i.e. for Learn to Swim Program Lessons and Grants for Life Jackets.

Additional goals of the Association of Aquatic Professionals shall include but is not limited to, the following:

    To unite in one organization all professional aquatic personnel.
    To establish and promote professional standards and ethics.
    To encourage professional development of all aquatic personnel by creating specific educational curriculum for all levels of aquatic activities.
    To promote the public visibility of aquatic activities and facilities nationwide.
    To advocate the interest of aquatic personnel as a group where their professional interests are involved.
    To encourage and conduct studies and research on matters of professional and public interest.
    To promote interrelationships and networking between aquatic personnel.
    To enhance and improve the health, well-being and leisure time needs of participants in aquatic related programs.

The purpose of the Social Justice Tread-A-Thon® is to encourage participants to become advocates for social change and to discuss racial injustices. Such injustices are inclusive of the drowning disparity in the United States and throughout the world.

-75% of funds raised by Tread-A-Thon's® go to your organization and the remaining 25% of the funds are donated to the International Water Safety Foundation and Diversity In Aquatics to help in their efforts of curving drowning and increasing equality-

-Many teams and organizations are treading for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.  The significance of 8 minutes and 46 seconds is to remember the police brutality against George Floyd-

*Teams also have the option to donate 100% of the proceeds  ​

To Join the Tread-A-Thon®

Please Register for the event by clicking the Register Today button!

Once you have registered, sign up to become a Tread-A-Thon® Fundraiser by clicking the Become a Fundraiser button!

Diversity In Aquatics

Diversity In Aquatics is a non-profit organization that

promotes, educates, and educates water safety and drowning prevention, and aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations. Through the educational programming and collaborative relationships in traditionally underrepresented communities in order to equip historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations with the skills needed to be safe and participate in aquatic physical activities and environments.  By increasing sustainability in water safety and drowning prevention efforts and involvement in a variety of aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.

The International Water Safety Foundation

    The International Water Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization raising drowning  awareness while bringing basic swimming, water safety, and safe rescue skills to children.  

Mission Statement: "Striving to make a planet that’s 70% water, 100% water safe!”

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