DEERFIELD, IL—April 23, 2021—When the pandemic began over a year ago and facilities faced long-term closures, aquatic exercise experienced exponential growth in popularity, due to pools being the safest exercise environments. Substantiated by the Centers for Disease Control, no scientific evidence existed reporting the spread of COVID-19 through pools, hot tubs, or among other chemically treated aquatic venues. Guidelines for safe aquatic practices, including social distancing (about the length of a pool noodle), use of face masks (except in the water), increased ventilation and the regular cleaning/disinfecting of equipment and supplies, along with the use of chlorine and bromine, were implemented to ensure safety and maintain the integrity of the aquatic environment.

As facility restrictions begin to relax and pools begin to reopen, aquatic exercise instructors and innovative programming are in high demand. SCW Fitness Education, the leading provider of continuing fitness education known for MANIA Fitness Conferences, is excited to announce the launch of the industry’s first aquatic specialty convention, Aqua Exercise Summit.

“We are thrilled to offer our first aquatic specialty convention. This has been over 30 years in the making,” exclaimed Sara Kooperman, CEO of SCW Fitness Education. “SCW has been offering aquatic certifications and programming for decades and are bursting to offer this magnificent and intense full day convention. Innovative, educational and easily applicable workshops make this virtual conference an absolute treasure!”

Join pool and land lovers alike on Saturday, May 1 for this 1-day live-streaming event featuring 24 sessions led by 11 of the industry’s premier Aqua Trainers including Jenna Bostic, MaryBeth Dziubinski, Jeff Howard, Manuel Velazquez, Ann Gilbert, Connie Warasila and Sara Kooperman, JD. Engage in laser-focused workshops on topics including HIIT, Active Aging, Mind-Body, Strength Training, and GX designed to bolster aquatic knowledge and expand career potential. Aqua Exercise Summit attendees will gain a competitive edge by honing core-skills and learning innovative choreography and programming to prepare for a successful, profitable career.

“Members love the variety of exercises and intensity,” said Thea M. Froehling, an SCW Live-Stream Attendee. “Thank you for sharing your wealth of information and expertise. It's really paying off for my members. There's a reason you are the best in the business.”

A full schedule of hyper-focused sessions is available with no pre-selection required. This brand new SCW Fitness event allows participants to earn up to 7.5 CECs from prominent industry organizations including NASM, ACE, SCW, AFAA, ACSM & AEA, and have the ability to network, cultivate and foster professional relationships for career advancement. This incredible, one-day event requires an investment of just $99 (regularly $199). Access to session recordings for an additional 30 days is available for only $30 more, allowing attendees to take new moves to the pool and splash at their convenience.

“I am thankful to have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and pledge to continue to discover and create. You have inspired me. SCW Fitness Education is a great resource for Aquatic Pros and I am proud to be on the SCW Team.” - Ann Gilbert, Aqua Exercise Summit Presenter

Now is the time to prepare for your future, become re-opening ready, and meet the high demand for certified aqua instructors. Establish yourself as an expert, attain distinguishable credentials and MAKE WAVES with the premiere leaders of fitness education at Aqua Exercise Summit.

About SCW Fitness Education

SCW Fitness Education has been in business for 38 years and is the largest provider of continuing education conferences in the world focusing on Group Fitness and Personal Training with an emphasis on execution, leadership and management. With seven (7) regional live shows spanning 36 years, MANIA Conferences are held in Washington D.C., California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston annually. SCW reaches over 8,000 fitness professionals in face-to-face contacts, 70K on our email list, and another 300,000+ in virtual connections. MANIA Conventions offer 10-12 sessions running every hour on all different aspects of the fitness/wellness industry (HIIT, Functional Training, Cycling, Mind/Body, Barre, Dance, Aqua, Nutrition, Recovery, Business & Leadership.) MANIA SCW is unparalleled in its provision of certifications, continuing education courses and conventions to fitness professionals in multiple disciplines both live and online. Watch for our FREE Webinars that continue to drive the business of fitness forward –