Jim Wheeler is known as one of the aquatic industry’s most entertaining and informative speakers on the subjects of aquatic risk management, safety training and operations. Wheeler is currently General Manager of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Wheeler’s background includes working at waterfronts, beaches, pools and waterparks and it’s this extraordinary blend of hands-on experience that gives him a unique and innovative perspective on aquatic operational safety, training and programming. He is a Past President of the California Park and Recreation Society and was recently included in Aquatic International’s Power 2020. Wheeler is also the owner of Total Aquatic Management, an aquatic safety training and consulting firm based in Alameda, California.