Our Leadership

Operations Director


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Stefan joined the Leadership Team at Knoxville Pool Management in January of 2021.  From a young age, Stefan developed a passion for aquatics and swimming. He swam competitively through his college years in New York and worked as a lifeguard, aquatic facility manager, water safety instructor and swim coach.  A driven entrepreneur, Stefan founded a successful swim school in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area where he managed all aspects of the business for 14 years. 


Prior to starting Island Swim, Stefan was an educator and holds Master’s Degrees in Special Education and Administrative Leadership.  Still an avid swimmer, Stefan also enjoys surfing, sailing, and skiing.  Stefan, his wife, and two daughters reside in Bluffton, SC.

About Our Team

Knoxville Pool Management  provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across greater Knoxville.   

We operate in the following areas: Knoxville, Maryville, Farragut, Oak Ridge, Alcoa, Rockford and surrounding areas. 

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 15 other companies in The Pool Management Group support Coastal Pool Management 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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