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About Our Team

Aquatic Management of Austin provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across greater Austin.   

We operate in the following counties: Travis, Williamson, Hayes, Caldwell, Bastrop and surrounding areas. 

Our Leadership

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Clayton Eckel
President & General Manager


Clayton joined the team as President and General Manager in 2023.  Clayton was a previous General Manager for Lasership, a nationwide shipping company competing with the likes of FedEx and UPS.  His previously held positions include management and operations roles with Amazon as well as Ameriprise Financial.  Clayton also has previous aquatics experience through his high school and collegiate years as a Lifeguard, Pool Manager, and a Lifeguard Instructor with the American Red Cross.  Clayton is a native Texan hailing from Denton while also attending college at Baylor University.  He and his fiancé, live in South Austin.

Our Safety Advisors

As part of The Pool Management Group network, our customers and employees receive the expertise of our internationally renowned Safety Advisors, Dr. Tom Griffiths and the team at Aquatic Safety Research Group. Their expertise is instilled throughout our risk reduction techniques and lifeguard training.  

Dr. Griffiths was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a Paragon Safety Award winner for his water safety efforts. He has been awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Distinguished Aquatic Service Award for a lifetime achievement and designated a European Lifeguard Academy Friend of the Academy for significant contributions to preventive Lifeguarding. Dr. Griffiths has also been named to  “Who’s Who in Aquatics- The Top 100”, and “Power 25- Top 25 most powerful aquatics professionals in the World”, by Aquatics International Magazine.

Dr. Griffiths has authored more than 300 papers that have been published in scientific, professional and popular journals. He is an external reviewer for the American Red Cross Swimming and Diving publications. 

The Pool Management Group

Our parent company, The Pool Management Group, and the 16 other companies in The Pool Management Group support Aquatic Management of Austin in our operations. In fact, the employees at headquarters don't run any pools directly. Instead, they're solely dedicated to assisting the various locations in our family of companies. 

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