Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Team Member Earns National Aquatic Certification


GATLINBURG, Tenn. – January 17, 2019 – Corey Newcomb, Activities Manager at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa, was recently certified as an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) by the National Certification Board (NCB) and National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

To become AFO-certified, individuals must pass a nationally administered examination, which tests knowledge in the following areas: mechanical concepts involved in the functioning of a swimming pool; familiarity with all systems, equipment and peripherals that are required to contain, circulate and filter, and heat and treat swimming pool water; ability to perform preventative maintenance and basic repairs; competence in all areas of water chemistry pertaining to pools; and, knowledge of risk-management practices.

The AFO examination is administered by NRPA, the Aquatic Facility Operator Certification Committee and the NCB. AFO Certifications are valid for a period of five years.

Corey has been part of the Westgate team for seven years, and is also a certified American Red Cross Instructor trained in lifeguarding, water safety, first aid/CPR/AED, and bloodborne pathogens.

About Westgate Resorts
Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Founded in 1982 by David Siegel, the company is headquartered in Orlando with 27 themed destination resorts nationwide, featuring more than 14,000 luxury villas and hotel rooms in popular vacation destinations, including Orlando, Fla.; New York City, NY; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nev.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Miami Beach, Fla.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Cocoa Beach, Fla.; River Ranch, Fla.; Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Williamsburg, Va.; Mesa, Ariz.; Branson, Mo.; and Tunica, Miss. Most Westgate resorts feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli, and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, please visit www.westgateresorts.com.