United States Water Fitness Association
The Central Aquatics Information Resource for over 30 Years
"The health and safety of our participants, including our instructors, is our top priority."
- John Spannuth, USWFA President/CEO

Welcome to the Official
United States Water Fitness Association Website

The United States Water Fitness Association is a non-profit,
educational organization committed to excellence in educating
and promoting Aquatics, including Water Exercise.

One of our major specialties is
Aquatics Programming and Administration.

We are also the central information source for Aquatics.

We offer National Certifications for:

  • Water Fitness Instructor - Primary and Masters
  • Deep Water Instructor
  • Water Walking Instructor - Primary and Masters
  • Aquatic Fitness Personal Trainer - Primary & Masters 
  • Aquatic Director and Senior Aquatic Director




Why Become Certified?

  • Certification demonstrates your commitment to the profession.
    Receiving your certification shows your peers, supervisors and the general public your commitment to your chosen career and your ability to perform and set standards.

  • Certification improves skills and knowledge.
    Ideally, achieving certification shows your individual competence by confirming proficiency and career involvement and assuring knowledge.

  • Certification improves career opportunities and advancement.
    Certification gives you the "edge" when being considered for a promotion or other career opportunities. Certification clearly identifies you as an employee who can adapt to changes in work, technology, business practices and innovation.

  • Certification enhances the profession's image.
    Association certification programs seek to grow, promote, and develop certified professionals, who can stand "out in front" as examples of excellence in the industry or field.

  • Certification reflects achievement.
    And not only achievement, but personal achievement. A certified professional has displayed excellence in their field and fulfilled set standards and requirements.

  • Certification builds self-esteem.
    Association certification programs create a standard for a particular profession, complete with performance standards, ethics, and career paths. You will begin to define yourself as a certified professional who can control his or her own professional destiny and find a deep sense of personal satisfaction.

  • Certification establishes professional credentials.
    Since it recognizes your individual accomplishments, certification stands above your resume, serving as an impartial, third-party endorsement to your knowledge and experience. And when the public looks for individuals qualified to perform services, they seek individuals like you who have achieved certification.

  • Certification prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities.
    Since certification is a voluntary professional commitment to an industry or field of knowledge, it is a clear indicator of your willingness to invest in your own professional development.

  • Certification provides for greater earning potential.
    One association survey reported that their certified professionals earn on average $20,000 more than non-certified professionals.

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