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NDPA President

Adam B. Katchmarchi, M.S.

Adam B. Katchmarchi is an Instructor and the Aquatics Director  in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Adam is also a doctoral (Ph.D.) candidate in College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University.  Adam is pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology focusing on Coaching and Teaching Studies with a cognate specialization in Sport Management. He received his M.S. in Sport Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania  and completed his B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Aquatics from Slippery Rock University. His research interests focus on aquatic education and risk management including; lifeguard/swimming instructor professionalism and training, aquatic facility risk management and evaluation of drowning prevention education programming.

Adam holds provider, instructor, and trainer certifications from multiple organizations, including the American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Certification in Lifeguarding and Water Safety; as well as the National Swimming Pool Foundation Instructor Certification. He is also an instructor for the Certified Aquatic Director/Manager Course through Aquatic Partners. Adam is also a licensed teacher in the state of Pennsylvania for grades K-12 in Health and Physical Education. He is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is also certified through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  Adam is currently the President of  the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.  He received a National Swimming Pool Foundation Fellowship Award in 2014, was recognized on Aquatic International’s Power 25 listing in 2012, and received a letter of commendation from the National Water Safety Congress in 2011. Adam’s mission is to raise the bar for aquatic education and to conduct research that will further the field of drowning prevention and water safety to help save lives.

Phone: (814)-590-0393

E-Mail: Adam@NDPA.org