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About Brad Anderson; Founder of Anderson Aquatics

Brad has a BA in Education and has been actively involved in the field of Aquatics since 1985. He has been instructing CPO since 1996 and earned his AFO instructor credentials in 2005, Instructor Trainer credentials in 2017 and has presented various topics at World Water Park Association Symposiums. His variety of aquatic expertise include; mechanical, technical, staffing, customer service and safety. He is certified AFO, CPO, WSI, NPWNPL Lifeguard and SCUBA Diving.  Brad is an AFO Instructor Trainer and holds instructor credentials in AFO, CPO, NPWNPL Lifeguard, PADI SCUBA, American Heart Assoc. CPR/First Aid. Brad is currently the Aquatic Manager for the City of Englewood and operates Pirates Cove Waterpark totaling 5.2 acres and 8 million dollars where he was instrumental in all phases from concept, design, construction and operations. His professional insights and experience on Site Management, Fiscal Savings and Character Diseases keeps the audience focused.

Offering unparalleled training programs and consulting services Anderson Aquatics has trained thousands of aquatic professionals in water chemistry, risk management, water treatment, operational management, aquatic facility design, and maintenance. Through technical support, design consultation, modernization planning, feasibility studies, and troubleshooting to countless aquatic facilities.

Brad was named the Aquatics Professional of the Year for the State of Colorado in 2015



State and National Speaking Appearances

City of Englewood DDI Fostering Innovation Course 2019

National Recreation Parks Association AFO Instructor Course - 2017, 2018

Missouri Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference - 2017

National Recreation Parks Association Pre-Conference AFO Course - 2015, 2016

Colorado Parks and Recreation Association "Drowning; Lessons Learned" September 2016
Colorado Parks and Recreation Association "Certified Pool and Spa Operator – 20 Years 
Colorado Parks and Recreation Association ”Aquatic Facility Operator - 10 Years 
World Water Park Association Symposiums "Various topics" – 4 Years 
City of Englewood Summit Symposium "Generational Divide" - October 2011

Other Risk Management Training Certifications

Certified Facilitator - ©Development Dimensions International, Inc (DDI)

Instructor Trainer - AFO

Instructor - AFO

Instructor - CPO

Instructor - PADI Open Water SCUBA

Instructor - Ellis and Associates National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Training

Instructor - Emergency Physicians First Aid/CPR/AED
Instructor Trainer - American Red Cross - Water Safety Instructor     
Instructor - American Red Cross - CPR for the Professional Rescue
Instructor - American Red Cross - Lifeguarding 
Instructor - American Red Cross - Water Safety Instructor
Member - City of Englewood Safety Committee

Anderson Aquatics

was formed to offer quality swimming pool 

certification and

instruction in a fun environment. The courses are taught by professionals that have been in the commercial aquatic business for more than 35 years and who understand the daily rigors of operating a commercial swimming facility. Along with instruction, they are 

available from consulting

with you on your own unique problems, overseeing 
construction of a facility and speaking at your conference, organization and staff meetings. 

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