Aquatics Section
Aquatics Chair: John Roche, CPO

Resources & General Updates

New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance Poster for Baby Water Safety Programs

NJSSA Poster-PRINT.pdf

Should you or your leadership want to reach out to the NJRPA Aquatics Section, Judith Leblein Josephs (NJRPA Past President and NJRPA Aquatics Section Education Co-Chair) is willing to address your questions and concerns as a service of NJRPA. Judith can be reached by email at

Aquatics & American Red Cross Updates

Red Cross Learning Center includes general safety guidance, guidelines for teaching appropriate classes with social distancing (if able to teach in accordance to state and local guidelines), and information on the 120-day extension for base level lifeguarding and CPR Pro certification. The NJ DOH just approved this 120-day extension. This is not an automatic extension. As an AP/LTP, you can enter the course for your guards or they can do it themselves.

The American Red Cross 120-Day Certification Extension Course may be accessed here: 120-Day Cert. Course 

Any questions, contact Cait Waxler at

Online Educational Resources

See the Aquatics-related Facebook Groups that was distributed at the NJRPA Annual Conference's Aquatics Boot Camp. Click HERE to link to free Facebook webinars, courtesy of Lakeview Aquatic Consultants.

Association of Aquatic Professionals Free Resources

This non-profit organization is providing free COVID-19 resources without having to pay to become a member at:
Aquatic Pro. - Resources 

Zoom Meetings/Misc. Material

Here are some photos that really tell the story of the results of the 2023 NJRPA/NJSSA/Dolfin Bathing Suit Drive.

These are photos taken by the Kroc Center in Camden, NJ at their Bathing Suit and Goggle Distribution Event. They did a fabulous job in providing bathing suits to those in their service area who needed them to take advantage of their swim lessons, camps and supervised swim times. The Salvation Army does a great job there and at their camps throughout NJ.

Here’s just a few photos that make the annual bathing suit drive so rewarding.

Bathing suits lead to swim lessons………….swim lessons save lives.

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