About Us

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd.
Company Profile

Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd. is a company based near Calgary, Alberta. From front door to filter room, we provide a range of services to help you run the best swimming pool possible. As consultants, we do not represent or endorse products or services, ensuring that our opinions are unbiased and 100% our own. 

Follow us on Instagram for pool tours, Facebook for industry news, and YouTube for the weekly Aquatic Industry Insider.

If you are a company looking to collaborate, please read our partnership expectations prior to contacting us.  

Katie Crysdale
Founder


Katie has 20 years of experience in the commercial swimming pool ("aquatics") industry in roles ranging from lifeguard, swim instructor, pool operator and facility manager. In 2017, she founded Lakeview Aquatic Consultants to address the fundamental gap that often exists between pool operations and programming. In 2020, she started the POOLaide Webinars to create free education opportunities for the aquatic industry during the Pandemic. 

Katie has a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She's received numerous awards for high quality instruction and voluntary service to water safety and drowning prevention. Katie is an instructor trainer for the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance; the Lifesaving Society of Alberta & the Northwest Territories; and the Canadian Red Cross. Katie's speaker package is available by clicking here. 

Originally from Ontario, Katie is proud to call Alberta home for the last 10 years. When she's not sharing her passion for pools, she can be found hiking up big mountains, reading esoteric articles, traveling to new countries, and eating delicious food. Katie can be reached by email at katie@lakeviewaquaticconsultants.com 

Lindsey Gnapp
Program Support


Lindsey started as a lifeguard, swim and aquafit instructor in 2005. She's been involved with facility programming and special events in aquatics and recreation for over 10 years, so she understands what's it's like to be on the deck when things go wrong. 

Originally from British Columbia, Lindsey moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut for an HR and staff management position in 2010. Now based in Alberta, when not answering emails and packing up CPO textbooks, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family planning trips all over the world (up next: Costa Rica & Portugal). She smokes a mean brisket, and always has the most decorated house on the block for each holiday. Lindsey can be reached by email at lindsey@lakeviewaquaticconsultants.com

Kira Maslak
Health & Safety 
Kira's been a municipal health & safety management systems auditor for over 10 years with a Health, Safety and Environment Certificate from the University of Calgary. She produces aquatic-specific SDS binders; job hazard assessments; safe work procedures; site-specific WHMIS training; signage and more for pool environments. Above all else, Kira believes safety systems should be practical, not perfect.

Outside of work, Kira enjoys roasting her own coffee, and keeps her coffee mug full and sanity in check while attending concerts, drama productions, rugby games and wrestling matches. Please email katie@lakeviewaquaticconsultants.com to get assistance from Kira with your aquatic facility health & safety needs.