This year, the Association of Aquatic Professionals or AOAP, held their annual conference in beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida at the Tradewinds Resort. Hundreds of Parks and Recreation, Pool management/services, and University aquatics/recreation professionals and vendors from all over the country (and even international) came together for this fantastic conference this February.
The DigiQuatics Booth
This conference represents the best of the best in aquatics! Some of the top vendors and technologies around the space are exhibited here, along with top tier industry experts sharing their ideas and visions with the community.
We enjoyed the opportunity to be a first time vendor at The AOAP Conference! Not only were we able to connect to some incredible people, we learned a lot about new technologies and how the space is changing.
If you don't follow the AOAP, check out their Instagram @aoapaquaticpros and check out their website.
Lastly, we wanted to give a shout-out to everyone we met this year!
- Deborah from Navy MRW
- Ginny at Association Students Inc at Cal Poly Pomona
- Josh at Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation
- Laura at Sweet Water Pools
- Merideth at Springville City Parks & Recreation
- Jackie at Sears Pool Management Consultants
- John at United States Water Fitness Association
- Timothy at The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
- Billy at the City of Conroe
- Kabel at the City of Appleton
- Matt at Sunriver Owners Association
- Jenna at Splash in The Boro
- Beth at the City of Mesa
- Amanda at MWR NAS Oceana / DAM NECK ANNEX
- Jeremy at DRD Pool Service
- Bill at Massanutten Resort
- Barbara at University of Colorado Boulder Recreation
- Amy at the City of Santa Monica
- Will at Reston Association
- Joanne from Hanleywood (Aquatics International, Pool & Spa News)
- George at Water Safety Products, Inc.
- Richard at Mid-America Pool Renovation
- Adam at the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Here are a few pictures and memories from our journey:
Care for a quick boat ride?
This duck is ready for the exhibit hall
A swan enjoying the resort before the exhibit hall opens