Kent Nelson has a diverse background in aquatics. Growing up in a family owned and operated aquatic facility, Kent learned from a young age the ins and outs of daily operations, programming, and the business of aquatics. A USA Swimming head coach for 20 years, Kent was an NCAA Division III swimmer and diver. After college Kent returned to the family business to help grow, the first privately owned, Aquatic Therapy group in the country. Kent also serves on many national organization boards, including the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), as a member of the advisory council.