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Purpose-Driven Aquatics Are Essential: Best Practices For a Safer Return to Water During COVID-19

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We’ve brought our best panel of aquatic experts yet! From a Diversity in Aquatics executive to a U.S. Olympic Hall of Famer to a medical professional – industry leaders will share how you can navigate future changes ahead with purpose-driven aquatics.

 The Aquatics Coalition is comprised of more than 30 water safety and competitive water sports organizations from learn-to-swim programs, health and rehabilitation groups, competitive aquatics organizations, and facility operators. The Coalition banded together with one aim: to advocate for a return to purpose-driven aquatics by developing tools and guidelines for a safer return to water. This webinar addresses the need for purpose-driven aquatics and how to get back into the water as safe as possible during the ongoing pandemic.

In this webinar, we will help you understand: 

  • Why purpose-driven aquatics are essential; 

  • The impact that the lack of access to pools and instructional aquatics has on marginalized communities;

  • The science behind why aquatics facilities and purpose-driven aquatic activities are at a lower risk for transmitting COVID-19; and

  • How COVID-19 safety protocols at aquatics facilities are working to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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Mike Kraft 

VP of Commercial Sales 

Clear Comfort 

Mike Kraft, VP of Commercial Sales at Clear Comfort, is an accomplished entrepreneur with nearly a decade of experience in aquatics. Kraft owned, operated and sold two companies. As a co-owner of ProFlo, Inc., Kraft helped patent and introduce ProStrainer, the first duel basket pump strainer, to the pool industry. Kraft has applied his background to expand the presence advanced oxidation (AOP) pool technology in aquatics.

Meet Your Speakers:

Kevin Post 

Principal & Studio Director 


As the Principal and Studio Director, Kevin leads Counsilman-Hunsaker’s Operations team. With nearly 20 years of experience in aquatics, Kevin has served a variety of client types including public and private clubs, waterparks, municipalities, universities, YMCAs, and more. As an accomplished speaker, Kevin educates the aquatics industry on sustainable business practices, new technologies, and the science behind risk management.

Lisa A. Blackwell, MD 

Internal Medicine   


Lisa A Blackwell, MD specializes in internal medicine in San Francisco, California and has over 19 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from Stanford University School Of Medicine with her medical degree in 2001. Dr. Lisa A Blackwell is licensed to practice by the state board in California.


Miriam Lynch 

Executive Director  

Diversity in Aquatics  

Miriam Lynch works in collaboration with various aquatic organizations to raise awareness, create community partnerships, and develop solutions to reduce the “drowning gap.”  As the Executive Director of Diversity in Aquatics, Miriam along with a team of volunteers continues the vision and goals of its founder to help save lives and create opportunities in aquatics by educating, promoting, and supporting swimming, water safety, and healthy aquatic activities for communities who have historically been excluded.

Rowdy Gaines
Director of Community Engagement, USA Swimming 

Rowdy Gaines is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who also tallied 16 total medals (12 gold) representing the United States at the World Championships and Pan American Games. Since retiring from competition, Rowdy has been the voice of American swimming coverage, serving as an analyst for NBC. Rowdy also serves as Director of Community Engagement for USA Swimming.

Shana Ferguson 

Chief Commercial Officer 

USA Swimming 

Shana Ferguson is a former collegiate swimmer at the United States Naval Academy and a long-time sports industry executive. In her role at USA Swimming, Shana leads the Commercial Division which includes the core functions of sponsorship sales, revenue generation, marketing, creative, communications, event marketing, business intelligence, among many others. Shana currently serves as the lead of the Aquatics Coalition.

Jill White  


Starfish Aquatics Institute  

Jill White is an internationally recognized safety, risk management, and training specialist in the field of aquatics. She is the co-founder of the Starfish Aquatics Institute, a certification agency for lifeguards, swimming instructors and pool operators, and a managing partner of StarGuard Elite, a provider of training, aquatic risk prevention, and operational support services to waterparks, the cruise industry, and aquatic venues in the U.S. and international locations.