John Foley has been employed in the field of aquatics since 1997. He has been instructing the CPO Class since 2013. John’s approach to this course is to emphasize proper water balance for healthier living as well as educating pool operators to be more diligent. While at Spear Corporation, John has specialized in new aquatic installation and servicing/maintaining equipment, along with training of aquatic staff across the mid-west. John’s experience in the Aquatic Industry include being a member of the installation team of the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships pool and operating and maintaining the 2012 Olympic Swimming Trials pool. John’s time in the field of multiple Aquatic facilities have equipped him to be a fluent instructor with CPO attendees.
Harold Brown has been employed in the field of aquatics since 1991. He has been instructing the CPO Course since 1994, certifying over 1000 commercial swimming pool operators to date. His approach to the course content is to emphasize safe and efficient pool operation. Operational problems are addressed with real-life experience, not just related theory. Harold has spent most of his time with Spear Corporation working in the field helping pool operators solve pool operation problems. Harold’s experience in the Aquatic Industry includes acting as lead pool operator for the 2004 FINA World Championship Swimming meet in Indianapolis and lead pool operator for the 2012 Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Harold has been involved in research, development and testing for new products for the aquatics industry.