Introducing Katie Field, the NAC’s new Aquatics Director! Katie isn’t exactly new to the NAC, and you’ll learn why below. Katie is originally from the area being born and raised in New Hope and is a graduate from Council Rock North and attended Dickinson College and Rider University.
My first aquatics experience was actually at the NAC ten years ago! It was my very first job and I worked as a lifeguard, a swim instructor, and at the Front Desk and I even was named Employee of the Month during my employment. The NAC was my first taste of the aquatics arena, but for the past four years I worked at an indoor & outdoor water park where I continued to find my love and passion for the industry.
I’ve always loved the water and have been swimming since before I can even remember. Aquatics environments are beneficial and provide so many opportunities to its users from simply offering a calm, relaxing atmosphere to being a recreational activity for the entire family to enjoy together. Swimming is also an incredible workout to help you stay in shape and utilize multiple major muscle groups throughout your body. For this same reason, swimming is a great option for those going through rehabilitation for certain injuries and conditions since the resistance of the water makes the muscles work hard without the strain or impact that is experienced on land.
I plan to make lives better at the NAC by providing a safe, clean, healthy aquatic environment for all the members and guests who visit. It is my goal to raise awareness about the importance of learning how to swim, the benefits of swimming, taking First Aid and CPR classes, and how to create a culture of health and safety for the whole family while swimming at home and recreationally.
In my spare time, I love to be outdoors as much as possible, I have an insatiable appetite for reading, and when I have the spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, and taking on DIY projects around home.
Katie’s most used emoji is: The crying/laughing emoji – it’s my favorite since I love to laugh!