Katchmarchi Awarded National Swimming Pool Foundation Fellowship Award

Posted on 10/1/2014 11:43:16 AM

Adam Katchmarchi, adjunct instructor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, has been awarded the National Swimming Pool Foundation Fellowship Award for 2014. The National Swimming Pool Foundation Fellowship is awarded to an individual seeking an advanced degree at full-time status with a research focus related to safety around the water. The fellowship carries recognition and official announcement at the World Aquatic Health Conference in Portland, Oregon, this month in addition to a $2,000 award.

As a second-year doctoral student at West Virginia University, Katchmarchi’s research endeavors focus around aquatic risk management and education. He is pursuing a PhD in kinesiology with a focus on coaching and teaching studies and a cognate specialization in sport management. 

Currently, Katchmarchi teaches aquatic courses at IUP, as well as several courses at West Virginia University in the Athletic Coaching Education program. He also sits on the board of directors for two national nonprofits focusing on water safety: 1) the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, where he serves as the executive secretary, chair of Education and Research, and co-coordinator of Social Media and Marketing; and 2) the National Water Safety Congress, where he serves on the Education Committee and is chair of the Subcommittee of Drowning Prevention.

Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science