Jill White

Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI)


Jill White is an internationally recognized safety, risk management, and training specialist in the field of aquatics. She is the co-founder of the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI,) a publisher of educational programs and a certification agency for swimming instructors and pool operators. She is the author of the StarGuard lifeguard curriculum, the Starfish Swimming curriculum, and co-founder of StarGuard Elite (SGE) – a provider of aquatic risk prevention, training, and operational support services to waterparks, the cruise industry, and public and private aquatic venues worldwide. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and the author of numerous publications, Jill was recognized by Aquatics International magazine as one of the “Power 25 of the last 25 years” for her contributions and influence in the field, was selected to the World Waterpark Association Hall of Fame, and is a recent recipient of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance Lighthouse Award, the USA Swimming Adolph Kiefer Safety Award, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame Paragon Award. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Advisory Council.