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Colorado Springs, COLORADO, December 11, 2018—As part of a broader pool safety initiative, the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut has begun offering free Certified Pool Operator® (CPO®) Certification courses for local pool operators. Using funds from a Pool Safely grant from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the certifications will bolster the expertise of local professionals in a state that currently has no certification requirement for pool operators. Blue Wave Pool Service and Supplies, Inc. (Blue Wave) will conduct the courses, which run through the middle of 2020.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) has announced the winners of its annual Instructor Awards, presented to active NSPF Instructors whose diligence over the previous year marked a significant contribution to advancing NSPF’s mission.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) has announced the election of a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of its Board of Directors. Additionally, in January 2019 Michelle Kavanaugh will assume the role of Executive Director of The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance) and The California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA). NSPF has named Andrew Roberts as its new Mission Development Manager.
The 15th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) saw its largest attendance ever this year, attracting nearly 600 aquatic professionals from all over the world to Charleston, South Carolina, and to six WAHCity locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Having served as the CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) since 2003, Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D. has announced his plan to retire in 2019.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) has awarded $12,000 in scholarships and $4,000 in fellowships for 2018. Each year, NSPF provides scholarships and fellowships that support both pioneering research in the field of aquatics and the continued education of young aquatics professionals or their immediate family members. This year’s recipients represent some of the brightest and most promising applicants in a competitive pool.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) announces recipients of the 2018 Step Into Swim™ (SIS) Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. NSPF is humbled by the generosity of forward thinking organizations and individuals who support SIS, thereby enabling more people to enjoy happier and healthier living through water-based activities.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) would like to thank donors to its Step Into Swim™ Campaign whose contributions have furthered the campaign’s mission of creating one million more swimmers. SIS enables underprivileged children across the country to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming.
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, August 1, 2018—The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), a Colorado Springs non-profit organization, has released a position statement recommending that all state, territory, and local health departments; aquatic facilities; and the industry at large evaluate and adopt all or part of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), with the objective of protecting the future of aquatic facilities and their staff and patrons.
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, June 19, 2018 - The 15th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHC) will feature keynote speakers, sessions, and a new track, all designed to create growth for professionals in all segments of the aquatic industry.
May 30, 2018, Colorado Springs, COLORADO - The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) would like to thank the public for their commitment to influence bather behavior and improve water and air quality in and around swimming pools.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 25, 2018 – The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has become a sponsor of PHIT America, a national charity and campaign to fight the "Inactivity Pandemic" which is seriously affecting the health of Americans and our health care costs.
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 22, 2018 - The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will provide unique opportunities for industry leaders to network and learn. The 15th Annual WAHC will be hosted October 10-12, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina.
May 15, 2018, Colorado Springs, COLORADO - As of May 16, onboarding has begun for David Atencio, new Executive Director of The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance). Eileen Benjamin, former Executive Director of The Alliance, stepped down due to unforeseen health concerns. Benjamin and Atencio are actively communicating during this time of transition to ensure the momentum gained over the past several months continues.
May 15, 2018 - Millions of Americans will soon head to their local swimming pool, but a new survey finds that many swimmers aren’t aware they might be wading into potential health risks at the pool.
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 8, 2018 - Water Safety USA, a consortium of 14 national governmental and non-governmental organizations, announces the 2018 water safety message: “Become Water Competent.” There are three key elements of water competence: water smarts, water skills, and helping others.
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, April 2, 2018 - Registration opens today, April 2, for the 2018 World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHCTM) at thewahc.org. Hosted by the National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ), WAHC 2018 will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, October 10-12.
Colorado Springs, COLORADO, March 6, 2018 - On March 1, 2018, seasoned-professional Eileen Benjamin assumed the role of Executive Director for The California Pool & Spa Association and The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance).