Red Cross Instructors
Ashley Ellis // Aquatics Director, Red Cross Instructor
|Certiﬁcations & Education|
|BA Religious Studies, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL|
|MS Recreation and Sports Management, University of Illinois, Urbanna-Champaign, Illinois|
|Certified Pool Operator (CPO)|
|Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)|
|USA Swimming Certified Official|
|USA Swimming Certified Coach|
More about Ashley
Ashley comes to UVAC with more than 20 years of experience in the Aquatics field. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Recreation and Sports Management, and from Saint Leo University with a Bachelors in Religious Studies. Most recently, Ashley has worked for the YMCA of the USA as an Executive Director and Consultant.
Ashley got her start in aquatics, first as an age group swimmer, then as a lifeguard. She began as an Associate Aquatics Director in 2002 in Virginia. Ashley moved to West Virginia in 2015 as Aquatics Director and Head Swim Coach. During her tenure in West Virginia, she also held the position of General Chair of West Virginia Swimming.
Ashley and her family relocated to the Upper Valley in 2018. They have six kids, three of which are grown and live in Ohio. As a family they enjoy doing anything outdoors.