Mike is the Aquatics Safety Specialist for the YMCA of the USA. He provides resources and support to local YMCAs by enhancing their ability to provide a safer environment at YMCA aquatic facilities. Previous to joining the YMCA of the USA, Mike was with the American Red Cross, where he served as Project Manager for Aquatics Technical Development at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. He managed the unit responsible for the development of aquatics education training and materials. Mike has been involved in the aquatics field for over 30 years and has also held various aquatic positions in California, Florida and Virginia. He is a cofounder and past president of the Association of Aquatic Professionals.