Bob Whitford

Facilities and Safety Manager

Bob Whitford Profile

After more than eight years with Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc./Nathan Benderson Park, in Florida Bob Whitford, returned  to Lake Natoma and the Sacramento State Aquatic Center to fill the role of Sac State Aquatic Center facilities manager. Whitford previously served as the rowing manager and facilities manager at Sacramento State for 23 years. Bob is a  Newport Beach, California, native attended Orange Coast College, the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the University of California, Irvine. Whitford founded the Newport School Boys rowing program while he was in high school and currently is a chief referee with USRowing. 

What is the best part about working at the Aquatic Center?

“The great thing about working at the Aquatic Center is that it is an equal balance of work and play.  Everyone here works hard and plays hard, making it a fun and engaging environment where all employees get to share their passion.”