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who we are

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Ace Aquatics, (previously DRD Pool Service, Inc.) was founded in 1998 to provide professional pool management service for our clients’ commercial swimming pools in Anne Arundel and Prince Georges counties. Ace Aquatics is known as an industry leader with high standards that are maintained through our professional lifeguard staff, a detailed operations staff, and the proven expertise of the company’s owners.

As an industry leader, Ace Aquatics provides our clients with a comprehensive package of services for complete turnkey management. We have over 20 years’ experience in repairing, training, staffing and supervising aquatic facilities.  Our facilities range in size from one lifeguard pools to multi-acre properties with staffs of 25 persons. We serve area swim clubs, home owners associations, apartment communities and hotel aquatic facilities.    

Our Corporate office is located in Glen Burnie which allows us to provide a high level of service and a timely response to our client’s needs. We work very hard to ensure a safe and clean pool environment that is professionally managed. Our long standing reputation for service excellence is based on constant client communications and the experience to offer professional solutions. 

 For a list of references, or to receive estimates on pool management, please contact us at (410) 761-7665, or submit a request for more information here, and let us put our words into action.


professional partnerships

In the ever changing world of pool management and aquatic safety, we believe it is vital to the wellbeing of the community to continue to grow as a company and keep up with the latest trends and standards of the Swimming Pool Industry. Ace Aquatics has partnered with both regional and national organizations that are dedicated to providing for the welfare of swimmers. You can find out more about these organizations by clicking on the logos above.


Meet the owners


Noelle Navarro


Noelle Navarro is the President/Owner of Ace Aquatics and has over 30 years of experience in the Aquatic industry.

Noelle was a lifeguard in her hometown of Rochester, New York throughout college. After completing her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science at The Pennsylvania State University she moved to Baltimore to Coach at Goucher College and worked in the summers for DRD Pool Service starting in 1992. For six years, Noelle worked as an area supervisor, lifeguard training instructor, risk management director and swim club manager. In 1998 she was promoted to Director of Operations in Anne Arundel County on a full-time basis overseeing the operation of the Southern division with an office in Anne Arundel County.

Noelle quickly solidified DRD’s presence and support network for clients in the region. She has a comprehensive understanding of client and employee dynamics that allow for customized service to meet each aquatic facility’s unique needs.

After 20 years of working with DRD Pool Service, Noelle partnered with long time employee Jeremy Hicks to oversee all of the contracts and changed the company name to Ace Aquatics.

As a highly qualified professional with vast experience and an understanding of the swimming pool management industry, Noelle has proven to be instrumental in achieving the company’s primary objective of providing professional and personalized management services to all our clients in the Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Eastern Howard Counties.



Jeremy Hicks

Jeremy Hicks is the Executive Vice President/Owner of Ace Aquatics and has 15 years of experience in the Aquatic industry.

At the age of 16, Jeremy began working for DRD Pool Service as a lifeguard at a community pool in Anne Arundel County while attending Broadneck Senior High School.  While attending Anne Arundel Community College and University of Maryland, College Park, Jeremy worked at a variety of pools for DRD Pool Service as a lifeguard, pool operator, and manager. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Jeremy became a full time area Supervisor, overseeing multiple facilities for 3 years.  In 2014, Jeremy was promoted to Regional Director for all of DRD Pool Service’s facilities.

Coming through the ranks of DRD Pool Service, Jeremy gained invaluable experiences and perspectives from every level in the Swimming Pool Management industry.  He continued to gain knowledge through attending national conferences and gaining certifications, such as Lifeguard Training Instructor and Service Technician. Those perspectives and his continuing education provide him with a unique ability to relate to every level of lifeguard, as well as to the clients he works with.

After 13 years of working with DRD Pool Service, Jeremy was given the opportunity to partner with his long time employer Noelle Navarro to oversee the field operations for all of our clients.