Aquatics and Todd Proa

Todd Proa is a coach and athletic consultant based in the Port Charlotte, Florida area.  Since the early 1990s, Todd has had experience working with aquatics as a coach and athletic consultant, whether in his native Ohio or in his new home, sunny Florida.

It's a pool

It’s pools like this one where Todd Proa has made his mark.

A born and bred Ohioan, Todd Proa attended Clevelant State University.  While there, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in History, with a minor in Anthropology.  After graduating, Todd Proa began his work with aquatics, which he continues to this day.  His first position was with the Warrensville Heights Department of Parks and Recreation, where, in spite of being a young recent college graduate, he was quickly promoted to Aquatics Director.  In this capacity, Todd was tasked with managing lifeguards, acting as the head swimming coach and conducting safety training sessions.  In addition, Todd was responsible for taking care of pool area maintenance, the concession stand and helping those looking to join with membership issues.

After two years earning experience at Warrensville, Todd Proa moved to Florida, where he pursued another Aquatics position.  In 1995, he became Aquatics Director at the North Central Florida YMCA.  Here, Todd was able to perfect many of the skills he learned during his time at Warrensville Heights, while acquiring several more that he’s been able to utilize to this day.  Todd was in charge of pool operation and scheduling and administering swim lessons, in addition to acting as head swim coach.  After two more years at North Central Florida, Todd Proa pursued an opportunity at the Sarasota YMCA.  Here, he was once again used his skill and talent as an Aquatics Director.  Todd Proa got the opportunity to work with both youths and adults while developing lessons and programs for the members of the YMCA.

Todd Proa is a proud member of the Amateur Athletic Union, where he has previously served as the National Aquatic Chairman.  This position involved strategic marketing and planning for the Union, while Todd was also able to gain invaluable experience in sports organization by heading up budgets, contract negotiations and event planning execution.  And in 2005, Todd Proa was given the honor of being Administrative Director of Sports Development to the Amateur Athletic Union.

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