Aquatics Resource Group

Current Events

Fall Ops Shop & Season Wrap-Up

We are excited to announce this workshop and partnership with Jim Durkee, from AAA Pool Services, as we cover a wide variety of aquatic operational topics and help aquatic professionals wrap-up the season as they make plans for next year!  Registration is OPEN!  Click on the flyer to view & print.


2018 ARG Virtual Lifeguard Games

Congratulations to This Year's Winners! (not pictured) 

1st Place: Prince William County Schools Aquatics Center

2nd Place: Herndon Community Center

3rd Place: Massanutten Resort


2018 Spring 'Ops Shop'

Another successful 'Ops Shop' in the books. Thank you to Hank from Millennium Pools for leading our discussion. Also a "thank you" to Prince William County Aquatic Center for hosting. 


2018 'Around the Rescue Tube' Round-table

Thank you to our host: Brittingham Midtown Aquatics Center, Newport News, VA and our lunch sponsor: Harper and Co.


To develop and facilitate educational and professional development opportunities statewide to; prevent fatal and non-fatal drowning and promote adherence to aquatic industry standards and best practices.

Need Training or Services?

Let us know what type of training or services you would like to see in your area by contacting the Chair: Josh Schmidt.

In the News

VRPS on BlogSpot 

2018 NRPA Conference Video:

2018 Board Members

Josh Schmidt, District Manager 
Kids First Swim Schools               
703-862-1247  Email       

Chair Elect:
Eric Nielsen, Aquatics Director
Fairfax County Park Authority
703-324-9111  Email

Communications Officer: 
Sean Sepela, Aquatics Operations Mgr.
George Mason University
703-993-8538  Email 

Professional Development
Jimmy Lyon, Region Superintendent 
Fauquier County Parks & Recreation
540-408-1456  Email 

Kristin Lam, Aquatic Director
City of Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation
540-434-0571  Email

Past Chair: (Nominations/Elections)
Willa Suter, Aquatics Program Manager
Reston Association
703-435-6532  Email 


Center for Disease Control

Model Aquatic Health Code

Association of Aquatic Professionals

501c3 run by volunteer Board of Directors and Executive Director. Promotes and advocates policies, practices and procedures that contribute to safer and improved aquatic education, aquatic recreation activities, programs, and facilities. 

Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

The oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, spa, and hot tub manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, designers, distributors, suppliers, installers, retailers, and service technicians.  The sole industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas.

National Swimming Pool Foundation

Encouraging healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research.

USA Swimming

National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education.