Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Mercer County Park System

Aquatics Section
Aquatics Chair: Alex Sperling, CPO

Governor Murphy Proclaims May 2023 as Water Safety Month!

Learning to swim and the exposure to the water safety skills and messages provide a lifelong foundation for drowning prevention. That’s why Governor Murphy has signed a proclamation for National Water Safety Month. Let’s all “be water aware” this May!  Click here to access our 2023 Bathing Suit & Goggles Drive promotional materials.

If you have any questions, please contact 
Alex Sperling at 

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

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