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11/4/2018 » 11/6/2018
2018 ORPA Annual Conference

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 Kory Holt, the Aquatics Supervisor at Willamalane Park & Recreation District, 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.

Contact section president Kory Holt to learn more about the Aquatics Section and to get involved.


Upcoming Events Aquatics Board Resources Awards Past Events



Upcoming Events

Lifeguard Leadership


May 27th, 2018

Corvallis, Oregon


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Aquatics Board

Led by Kory Holt of Willamalane Parks and Recreation District, Aquatics affiliates typically include recreation programmers and supervisors, lifeguard leaders, pool and facility operators and others who provide recreation services in aquatics.

  • President: Kory Holt
  • Past President: Jason Striplin
  • President-Elect: Alaina Bott
  • Secretary:

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Professional Associate Assessment Program

Jeff Fryer, Aquatic Director at River Road Park and Recreation District in Eugene, OR, has provided information regarding a Professional Associate Assessment Program that may be applicable to other aquatic centers looking to standardize aquatic facility and personnel proficiency. Read the letter for an overview of the Professional Associate Assessment Program.




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Past Events

Lifeguard & Aquatics

Professionals Meeting


July 23rd - 4:00 PM

Multnomah Athletic Club

Thank you to Bill O'Melia for speaking about he importance of lifeguard vigilance and the role we all place as aquatics professionals in preventing drownings!


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.

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