Educational Programs

Water safety expert Shawn P. DeRosa is committed to helping reduce the drowning rate by training pool and beach operators to run safe and healthy aquatic facilities.

Shawn DeRosa, a highly trained expert in aquatic safety, both at pools and beaches. Shawn, who is also an Emergency Medical Technician, holds multiple Instructor and Instructor Trainer authorizations with the American Red Cross, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Emergency Care Institute, and the American Safety and Health Institute.

Practical Pool Management PLUS

A fast-paced two-day pool operator certification program recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Practical Pool Management Plus provides an in-depth analysis of the most important topics in pool operations, maintenance and safety and management including circulation, filtration, sanitation, water chemistry, signage, lifeguarding standards, and risk management. Certification is valid for five years from the date of successful course completion.

Practical Pool Management

A one-day course for pool operators and service technicians that focuses on the basics of circulation, filtration, sanitation and water balance. While this course meets some state requirements for pool operator certification, it is not designed as a comprehensive pool operator training curriculum. Instead, it focuses on the basic knowledge required to operate (not manage) a safe and healthy aquatic facility. Certification is valid for five years from the date of successful course completion.

Aquatic Risk Management Workshop

A review or "audit" of your aquatic program by water safety expert Shawn DeRosa includes a review of program-related policies and procedures including staff selection and evaluation procedures, and staff manuals.


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P.O. Box 1471, Orlando, FL 32802

(617) 396-7946