John Whitmore, MAOM, CPRE, AFOIT, AFO’s career in aquatics spans more than 30 years, during which he has worked with public and private agencies managing multiple aquatic and recreation facilities. He has authored many articles on pool management, maintenance, and pool chemistry. He served as the lead author of the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) PowerPoint presentation, instructor manual, and instructor training materials. Whitmore is a veteran presenter at local, state, and national conferences. His programs have won two Excellence in Aquatics awards: one in Colorado and one in Texas. He was also awarded the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Distinguished Recreation Professional in 2011. He holds an M.A. in Organizational Management and a B.A. in Recreation Administration. Whitmore is one of six AFO Instructor Trainers and the primary reviser of chapters 2, 4, 5, 31, 32, 33, and 34 for the 7th edition of the AFO Manual.