Drake Belt is the Assistant Director, Facility Operations and Safety Programs with the University of Arizona Campus Recreation. He received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University, where he was a Graduate Assistant for Recreational Sports Aquatics. Prior to coming to Tucson, Drake worked as the Assistant Director of Operations, Aquatics, and Special Events at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. In his current position he oversees all American Red Cross safety certifications as well as a robust swim lesson program for adults and children. He is a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Instructor with the American Red Cross.
Drake has worked with the University of Arizona Campus Recreation since the summer of 2019 where he started as the Assistant Director, Aquatics and Safety Programs. In the spring of 2022 his role grew to include the aquatics department as well as facility reservations and operations. He is passionate about water safety, creating inclusive spaces, and highlighting the joys of leisure recreation. Understanding that there are a continuum of users who utilize the pool, water safety is at the forefront of all training and development with his staff. Drake joined the DPCA at the beginning of 2020 and is excited to enhance his efforts with the coalition. His department won the Corporate Award of 2022 with the DPCA for their work on Operation Sunshine, a free program offered to users who were left without lessons after the closing of a local swim school.