Aquatics Section
Aquatics Chair: John Roche, CPRP, CPO


Welcome to the NJRPA Aquatics Section page.  Below you’ll hopefully find important information & resources that can assist you and your team make recreational water safe for all who visit your facility.  If you come across information that may be useful

Important Aquatics Information for New Jersey

New Jersey State Bathing Code

New Jersey State Approved Certifications

NJRPA Aquatics Section Discussion Board

Important Aquatics Industry Links

American Red Cross Aquatics Guidelines & Best Practices

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification

Aquatics Professionals & the Aquatics Professional (AqP) Distinction

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

National Drowning Prevention Alliance – Water Safety Social Media Kit 2024

New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance

Important Aquatics Handouts

NJSSA Poster

Sample Safety Signage

Other Important Links

Aquatic Directors and Managers Facebook Group

CDC Fecal Response Information

Federal Child Labor Law – Lifeguards – Information

New Jersey – Water Amusement Ride Code (N.J.A.C. 5:14A-12.1) – page 199 on the PDF

New Jersey – Youth Camp Information – Swimming Pools and Other Activities

New Jersey – Young Workers Information                    

New Jersey – Youth Camp Code (N.J.A.C. 8:25) – see section Waterfront Safety (Subchapter 9)

NRPA Aquatics Network Facebook Group

Redwoods Group – Aquatic Safety Resources

Redwoods Group - Documentation

Important NJ Aquatics Contacts

Judith Leblein Josephs – JLJ Enterprises, President & Founder –

John Roche – Aquatics Section Chair –

Cait Waxler – American Red Cross, Aquatic & Public Safety Specialist for New Jersey –

Bathing Suit Drive Information

Click here for the 2024 Bathing Suit & Goggle Drive

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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