Farhad MadaniFarhad Madani is the founder of Aquatic Safety Experts LLC. Prior to beginning his work in aquatic safety consulting, Farhad Madani was a dedicated public servant, serving for over twenty-seven (27) years with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, a nationally accredited agency. Spending much of his career in aquatics management and operations, Farhad worked his way up through the ranks starting as a lifeguard in the summer of 1980 and eventually becoming the Assistant Director overseeing the areas of aquatics, recreation programming, parks operations & maintenance, and golf & athletics. Farhad retired from the department as Assistant Director in the spring of 2010. During his tenure, the department received many top awards from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), including the National Gold Medal Award in 2004, which recognized the department as best overall in the country. The department also received the 1999 and 2006 Excellence in Aquatic Award for demonstrating best aquatic management practices under his leadership. Furthermore, Farhad has held numerous other leadership positions, including serving as a Board Member for the NRPA National Aquatic Branch between 1999 and 2007, and ultimately serving as Branch President in 2006. He also served as the National Aquatic Conference Educational Chair from 2001-2004. Between 2005 and 2008, Farhad was an active member of the United States Lifeguarding Coalition, conducting research in various lifeguarding skill areas. In addition, Mr. Madani is a founder and a Board member of Association of Aquatic Professionals, serving as a treasurer, this nonprofit organization provides educational and research opportunities for all facets of aquatic industries, including public entities and communities throughout the United States. In addition, Finally, Farhad has been included in the Who's Who in Aquatic Leadership in the United States multiple times, was featured in 2005 as one of the top 25 Influential Aquatic Leaders in the country in the Aquatics International Magazine, he is Recipient of 2011 Paragon Award for contribution to the Aquatic Safety in the World presented by the International Swimming Hall of Fame and again he was featured in 2013 as one of the top 25 influential Aquatic Professionals of the past 25 years in the Country by the Aquatic International Magazine.