Kevin Rowland

Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission

Manager

Kevin Rowland began his career in the waterpark industry at the age of 15 when he started working as a lifeguard for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission at Splash Island. Seventeen years and many adventures later, Rowland’s journey has seen him manage all three of Charleston County’s waterparks: Splash Island, Splash Zone and Whirlin’ Waters. Rowland currently manages all operations of Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark and has held that position since 2008. As the Whirlin’ Waters Manager, Rowland oversees a staff of over 200 employees and strives to provide innovative training for them all. Rowland’s lifeguard rescue videos have garnered significant attention from the media, celebrities and those in the aquatics industry. They have been viewed millions of times and featured on programs such as “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Fox and Friends” and numerous other media outlets. He is the 2015 recipient of the WWA Kelly Ogle Memorial Safety Award.