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

Our Mission—

We are aquatic professionals whose mission is to advance the aquatic skills and knowledge of those who perform and direct activities in and around the water. We each have had years of successful experience in teaching and coaching in our specialties, and we believe that we can help you achieve the aquatic goals you seek.

Our Background—

Rob and Robert Clayton
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. See the following pages for texts and courses taught by Dr. Clayton.


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 twice 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

Our Mission—

Aquatic Programs and Materials - picture by permission of Wallover Architects Incorporated
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Swim clinics, texts and CDs that present the latest aquatic concepts and principles, reinforced by many years of practical experience.

• The Pool Manager CD provides advice, based on years of experience, so that the first managerial experience will be easier and less traumatic!

• After serving as a pool manager, the usual next career move is to become a full-time administrator in an organization that has at least one year-round facility. The Certified Aquatic Director text and CD offers preparation for this greater responsibility. This certification program is presented two ways: at the annual ASCA World Swim Clinic, and via home study.

• A person with entrepreneurial instincts wants to be their own boss. Owning an aquatic business such as a pool management company, and/or a pool with a teaching/competitive/wellness program, and/or a retail swim shop is a logical goal. The Aquatic Businesses section provides texts and CDs for these options.