Aquatic Program Classes and Books from Aquatic Partners - Outdoor pool in Fort Collins, CO

OUR MISSION is to advance the aquatic skills and knowledge of those who perform and direct activities in and around the water. Our years of successful experience in the following specialties can help you achieve the aquatic goals you seek.

Rob Clayton
Robert Clayton


Dr. Clayton has been the director of college aquatic programs, president of a private aquatic management company, president of two national aquatic groups, competitive swimmer, high school and college coach, and author of aquatic books and articles.

In 1995 Dr. Clayton and the late Don Van Rossen began the Certified Aquatic Director course for ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Assn). Since that time over 400 ASCA coaches and over 250 college aquatic majors have gained the knowledge necessary to be successful directors of aquatic programs for both private and public groups.


Rob Clayton
Rob Clayton & son


After success as a D-I swimmer and NCAA qualifier, Rob began his coaching career as a graduate student/assistant coach at BYU where he helped coach numerous NCAA qualifiers and one swimmer to a spot on the US National Team. In 1997, Rob was named Head Men’s Swimming Coach at the U S Air Force Academy. Since then, Rob has coached conference champions, All-Americans, and US Olympic trial qualifiers. He has three times been named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year.In addition to coaching, Rob teaches aquatic courses to the entire Cadet Wing, receiving the Civilian Instructor of the Year in 2004.Rob has coached and conducted swim clinics for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

For information on up-coming clinics and sport camps, contact him at

Rob and Robert Clayton
Adam B. Katchmarchi

Adam B. Katchmarchi

Expertise: Drowning prevention and Aquatic Management

Adam B. Katchmarchi is the Aquatic Director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the current Vice President/President Elect of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance). In 2012, Adam was recognized as a “Next Generation Leader” by Aquatic International Magazine. He holds certifications/licenses from the American Red Cross (Instructor Trainer), many other aquatic specific certifications, a K-12 Teaching License, and an EMT License. Adam has been a lifeguard, head lifeguard, aquatic manager, instructor, coach, and facility operator. His research interests surround aquatic facility management and drowning prevention education.