Adam Katchmarchi (PhD.) is an assistant professor and the aquatics director in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
As part of his role at IUP, Katchmarchi teaches courses offered by the KHSS department and oversees the operations of Lepley Nataorium, located in Zink Hall. Katchmarchi is also executive director of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Katchmarchi
holds provider, instructor, and trainer certifications from multiple organizations, including the American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Certification in Lifeguarding and Water Safety; the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance’s professional pool and spa operator
instructor certification, and certified pool operator instructor certification. He is also an instructor for the Certified Aquatic Director/Manager Course through Starfish Aquatics Institute. Katchmarchi is a licensed teacher in the state of Pennsylvania
for grades K-12 in Health and Physical Education. He is also a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT-B) by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Katchmarchi carries a very active research agenda, all surrounding his passion for aquatics. His research interests focus on aquatic education, swimming and water safety, drowning prevention education, lifeguard training, and sport facility risk management.
PhD – West Virginia University (2017) – Coaching and teaching studies with a cognate specialization in sport management
MS – Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2013) – Sport management
BSEd – Slippery Rock University (2012) – Physical education teacher education with aquatics minor