The 11th annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC™), hosted by non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation®(NSPF®) was held in Portland, Oregon, October 8-10. Nearly 400 people representing a record number of states (42) and countries (12) traveled to the WAHC. Attendees from the United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Hong…Continue
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In the center of almost every community is something that brings us closer as a people, a crystal blue swimming pool, the heart of the neighborhood. This place is more than just a fancy amenity to these folks; it’s one of the few places where people can exercise in a way that connects them with their neighbors. Pools create unity, friendships, recreation and a whole lot of fun. This face-to-face contact with those who live close to us, takes us away from our computers and cellular phones…Continue
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Watch this brief, compelling video.
Step Into Swim™ Video Contest Has a Winner
A winning video encourages donations to bring…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on October 31, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Your creativity is needed to produce short videos to touch people’s emotions to encourage people to learn to swim. The Winning videos will be used to promote the Step Into Swim™ Campaign to raise funds to donate to organizations that create more swimmers.
EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31ST
That's what industry members are urged to do by National Swimming Pool Foundation CEO Tom Lachocki - We're asking everyone in industry to Step Up and Give $10 to Step Into Swim Campaign. Ten dollars is not a lot to ask -- and if you take that one step, NSFP will take the next step up to $20.
Here's the news release announcing the campaign today; please, take a moment, and step together with NSPF on this initiative.
Step Up and Give $10 to Step…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on July 10, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments
Summer time is unfortunately when we see uptick in RWIs around the country. And also it is unfortunate that RWIs are on the rise in general. For this reason, the National Swimming Pool Foundation invested a great deal of time to produce the first ever online course and handbook to help professionals understand and prevent these illnesses, with the goal of ensuring a safer summer of fun for pool goers. And it goes without saying, that's…
Added by Laurie Batter on June 22, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Today, an exciting new initiative was announced by National Swimming Pool Foundation. A 10-year campaign, Step Into Swim, was launched, in an effort to improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce drowning. The campaign will initially partner with nine organizations that teach children, adults, and minority populations to swim. Step Into Swim seeks donations and sponsors. It’s first event , the Step Into Swim Congress will kick off on October 10, in Norfolk, Virginia, just prior…
Added by Laurie Batter on May 31, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments
Last week National Swimming Pool Foundation launched yet another course in Spanish, the Aquatic Risk Management online training. This is one in a series of products available in Spanish from NSPF, in addition to the Spanish twin of it's website.
Here's the latest press release announcing the course (the release is in Spanish, then English, below)
Curso de capacitación virtual Control de Riesgos Acuáticos …Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on May 7, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
Just sent out our the latest news on the 2012 World Aquatic Health Conference in Norfolk this October. We're excited about the lineup of seminars and have 27 new speakers this year. There is no other educational conference that offers the diversity of topics and thinking and exposes attendees to all aspects of research and subject matter affecting the aquatic industry. Now in it's ninth consecutive year, if you haven't made it to one, this is the year. And don't forget, if travel is an…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on April 26, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments
If you haven't checked it out, National Swimming Pool Foundation has a YouTube channel. We are posting seminars from past World Aquatic Health Conferences, including seminars on the MAHC, and a series of Healthy Body seminars from Dr. Bruce Becker's talks.
Check them out, subscribe to the channel, we are uploading new content all the time!
Added by Laurie Batter on April 13, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments
There's good news about swimming, it's good for your blood pressure & vascular function. Time to get into the pool! A new study published by the American Journal of Cardiology (http://www.ajconline.org/article/S0002-9149(11)03445-X/abstract) shows, in summary that while systolic decreases were statistically significant and diastolic decreases were not at the same statistical…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on February 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Attend an NSPF® Instructor Training School
in the United States, Dominican Republic,
Republic of Singapore, or Australia
Register now to assure a space by contacting Silvia.Uribe@nspf.org
Colorado Springs, Colorado, January 3, 2012—The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) will offer six Instructor…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on January 12, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
Dr. Bruce E. Becker Appointed Director of Aquatic Health Benefit Research
by National Swimming Pool Foundation®
Becker will guide research investment and health benefit research presentation topics that serve the greatest public need.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, January 11, 2012 —The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) board of directors has…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on January 12, 2012 at 5:37am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOP INSTRUCTORS RECOGNIZED
by NATIONAL SWIMMING POOL FOUNDATION
Nine educators receive awards for exceptional performance.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO./October 24, 2011 — Nine instructors with non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) received awards for exceptional performance at the annual Instructor meeting held on October 12, just prior to the World Aquatic Health™ Conference in Seattle, Washington.
“We are proud to…
Added by Laurie Batter on October 25, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Chair of NSPF® Instructor Education Committee
Recognized by Truman State University
Fontaine C. Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory dedicated for extraordinary contributions
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, October 18, 2011—Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, dedicated the Fontaine C. Piper…Continue
Added by Laurie Batter on October 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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Media relations, public relations, marketing folks we love to talk about our clients, but when it comes to highlighting ourselves we are often a bit shy. As was I when Spa Retailer magazine asked to write a feature on me. In fact, it's a really nice piece, (blush), and yet I was feeling odd telling you all about it. Yet, all my colleagues insisted you would want to read. So please, here it is, tell me what you…
Added by Laurie Batter on September 14, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments
In these challenging times, any little bit helps to fund higher education. Here's a great news story about NSPF's Scholarship/Fellowship program. Let's give a real big congratulation to the students who have been awarded., If you or a family member are CPO certification graduate you can qualify to apply for next year. LB
National Swimming Pool Foundation®
Awards $20,000 in Scholarships & Fellowships to Fifteen…
Added by Laurie Batter on August 4, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Here's our letter we wrote to Jeffrey Collins of the Associated Press in response to his pre-Memorial Day story which you can read at this link. Tell us what you think!
June 9, 2011