Bob Bradley

Aquatic Consulting & Ed. Svcs.


Bob Bradley is the owner of Aquatic Consulting & Educational Services (ACES), based in Raleigh, N.C. With more than three decades of experience as advisor on aquatic facility operation, recreation risk management and safety training, Bradley was instrumental in the development of what is now the National Recreation & Park Association’s Aquatic Facility Operator certification program. Bradley was the founding president, treasurer and served for more than a decade as a board member of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Central Arizona. Bradley was also the founding officer and board member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance and the founding president of the NRPA’s National Aquatic Branch and was the chairman of the national board of directors for the Aquatic Facility Operator program. He has worked with resident camps, YMCAs, municipalities, universities, public and private aquatic leisure facilities and resorts. Bradley was the executive director of the Arizona chapter and the southwestern region of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (formerly the National Spa & Pool Association), where he conducted the certified pool and spa technician training program. He is also a member of Total Aquatic Management’s aquatic consulting team. Bradley has written numerous professional articles and contributed to training manuals on lifeguarding, water safety and aquatic operation. Bradley holds degrees in liberal arts and recreation administration. He has been one of the most active water safety awareness advocates in the country, reaching hundreds of thousands of adults and children through public and private programs.