Meet your Aquatics Section President
I grew up in the small community of Medina, New York with my parents and older sister. Growing up, I was very active with school, sports, and other community organizations. Throughout my whole life I have played soccer and lacrosse, and still to this day I am able to play the games I love. This has led me to develop a passion for physical activity. With the help of the amazing role models in my life, and in the community, I chose the path of becoming a Physical Education & Health Education Teacher. I started my educational journey at SUNY Brockport where I have been able to learn and develop a wide variety of teaching strategies that I will be able to implement as I become a professional in the field. While at Brockport, I received the J.B Nash Major of the Year Award for NYS AHPERD. Along with the J.B Nash award, I have been lucky enough to hold the position of Future Professionals Section of NYSAHPERD. In the spring of 2021, I graduated with a degree in Physical Education and Health Education with a Concentration in Adapted Physical Education, along with a SUNY Brockport Honors College diploma. Currently, I am a High School Health Teacher at Brockport CSD. While performing my duties at the school, I am also pursuing my master's degree in Athletic Administration. I am thrilled to be working along with many great professionals in our field as well as the Executive Council of NYS AHPERD. I’m looking forward to hearing and sharing many of the great ideas that we all have for our section. As a member, your voice matters and I am here to listen! I look forward to working with everyone over the next few years, and I hope to meet many of you at future events.
Water competency means being able to anticipate, avoid, and survive common drowning situations, as well as being able to recognize and provide assistance to those in need. It includes water safety awareness, basic swimming skills, and helping others.
The U.S. National Water Safety Action Plan (USNWSAP)
will be a strategic, evidence-informed plan, created by
experts in drowning prevention and informed by water
safety stakeholders and practitioners from across the
country, aimed at preventing drowning in the USA.