AquaTech® Named First-Ever Pool Operator Training Course To Receive Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code Certification

SOURCE: Starfish Aquatics Institute

SAVANNAH, GA. – Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) announces that its AquaTech program is the first pool operator training course to achieve Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification.

As an innovative provider of training, certification, and risk reduction programs to the international aquatic community, SAI’s clients include waterparks and waterpark resorts; municipal pools and park districts; risk management and insurance groups; YMCAs and camps; military bases, PADI retail and resort members and more. SAI’s AquaTech Pool Operator Certification Program prepares participants to operate a pool, aquatic facility, or waterpark, in adherence with U.S. and international training requirements.

“We are proud that our AquaTech program has been named CMAHC’s first certified operator training course,” said Jill E. White, Founder, Starfish Aquatics Institute. “This is a testament to the program meeting and exceeding the Model Aquatic Health Code guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), as well as AquaTech’s value to any aquatics, park, or recreation professional in expanding career horizons.”

Launched in 2018, the CMAHC certification program educates the public about products and services meeting the strict, science-based standards in the CDC’s MAHC. If followed, the guidance in the MAHC may reduce the risk for disease outbreaks, drownings, and chemical injuries at public aquatic facilities. The CMAHC awards certification to services or products that comply with the relevant or applicable standards in the latest MAHC edition.

CMAHC certification is not a single occurrence. Rather, the intent is to build a long-term quality control partnership. After initial certification, the CMAHC re-evaluates each certified service or product annually to ensure it continues to meet the same high standards required in the MAHC to maintain certification. Services or products that earn a CMAHC certification are said to be “CMAHC certified” and may display the CMAHC certification emblem to demonstrate they have been evaluated for conformance with the requirements in the latest MAHC edition.

About Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI):

The Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) family of brands are innovate thought leaders, transforming the way people of all ages are taught to swim, aquatic facilities are operated, lifeguards are trained and supervised and lives are saved. Since 1998, SAI has been a provider of aquatic safety solutions. With an expansive national and global reach, SAI delivers exceptional learning experiences and support to all areas of the diverse aquatics industry. For more information, go to

About CMAHC:

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) was created to manage updates to, and promote voluntary adoption of, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the only all-inclusive national model pool code. The MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it also research, develop, discuss, and vote on proposed changes through membership in the CMAHC. The CMAHC submits proposed changes to CDC as advice on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices. Throughout the year, CMAHC staff educate local and state authorities, aquatic facility owners and operators, designers and builders, manufacturers, and suppliers about the MAHC and its potential to ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. To learn more, visit

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