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The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is an advanced, state-of-the-art educational training program specifically designed for those persons managing, operating and maintaining aquatic facilities. Developed by the National Recreation and Park Association, this national certification is a mark of distinction and signifies to the public that your agency, organization or business strives for excellence in the field of aquatics and is committed to providing your patrons and community with the highest level of service and professional excellence. 

The AFO program is designed for pool operators and aquatic administrators who work at or manage educational facilities (Colleges, High Schools etc), municipal facilities, military bases, YMCA’s/YWCA’s, Health Clubs, swim schools, private water parks and any/other public or private aquatic facility.  Successful completion of the two day AFO class will give you the tools you need to make your facility safer and more efficient.

This two day course provides in-depth instruction in all facets of aquatic facility operation and management including filtration, disinfection, water testing and treatment, design considerations, facility management, pool safety, new technologies, facility troubleshooting, risk management, hot tub and spa operation, Local and National Laws and much more!!

The course features NRPA’s Aquatic Facility Operator Manual, the most complete and comprehensive publication available on pool operations. The manual undergoes revision every three years to keep current with changing technology. Author Kent G. Williams, using wit and his 20 plus years of experience, clearly leads even the beginning pool operator through the often complex processes in aquatic operations. The reader friendly text is not only understandable, you will enjoy reading it!

Bob LaDuke has been teaching the AFO Class for over 15 years throughout the Midwest and his unique teaching style helps make the class lively and fun.  He mixes his presentation with PowerPoint slides, “white board”/chalk board time, lectures, and a tour of the host site pool area.  Throughout the two day course there are opportunities for gaining “hands-on” experience with various pool operations.  Most classes include an outside speaker from the Aquatics Industry who has an expertise that may not be discussed during the two day class giving participants additional knowledge on pool operations.

For information on receiving your certificate visit the National Recreation and Park Association.
Ph: 800-626-6772  |  www.nrpa.org

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