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2017 ORPA Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration & Sponsorship

Aquatics Section
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ORPA's Aquatics Section provides training, certification, networking, and information for those who operate, manage, and program aquatic facilities within the state of Oregon.

Led by Jason Amos, the Aquatics Manager at the Multnomah Athletic Club, the Aquatics Section typically hosts two to three workshops annually, in addition to hosting regular Section meetings for Aquatics affiliates to gain new information, network, and see aquatic facilities throughout the state. Additionally, the Aquatics Section presents annual awards for Lifesaving, Aquatics Programming, and Maintenance & Operations.

For 2017, in April the Aquatics Section held an Aquatic Facility Operator certification class through Interlocked Filtration Systems, LLC. In May the section held a Swim Instructor Leadership Workshop.

In 2016, the Aquatics Section held a Lifeguard Leaders Training in April.

In 2015, Aquatics hosted the Aquatic Facility Operator certification class and exam in May and held a lifeguard leadership workshop in late May in addition to holding its regular section meetings.

Contact section president Jason Amos to learn more about the Aquatics Section and to get involved.


This Swim Instructor Leadership Workshop provides an opportunity to explore best practices for in-service leaders, lead instructors and coordinators. The classroom presentation includes tips on communication, staff motivation, staff auditing and successful swim lesson program management. We will address those challenges that program leadership encounters in working with parents, students and staff. The in-water portion will be an interactive sharing of demonstration styles and drills and lesson management.

For those attending this workshop we ask that you bring with you the following items.

  1. Your facilities Best Practices (if you have one)
  2. Your facilities Swim Instructor evaluation/audit form (if you have one)


2017 Aquatics Facility Operator Course



Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course


Thank you to course instructors Bill Haugen accompanied by Neal Hershey, hosts Oregon City Parks and Recreation, and Interlocked Filtration Systems.





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