The International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association will join existing partners in their support of the 2010 National Water Safety Month.
The 2010 National Water Safety Month, which will take place in May 2010, was proclaimed in 2009 as a joint effort of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the National Recreation & Park Association, and the World Waterpark Association. Partnering organizations represent individuals, businesses and agencies involved in bringing safe, enjoyable aquatic activities to the American public, from home pools and spas, to water parks and resorts, to public swimming and water recreation facilities.
National Water Safety Month will be celebrated through educational programs, public service announcements, governmental proclamations, dealer and business promotions, and the distribution of water-safety-themed materials aimed primarily at the public, and designed to prevent drowning and water-related illness and injuries.
Detailed information about National Water Safety Month, for both consumers and professionals is available from the contacts, below, and beginning in February, can be found at www.watersafetymonth.org.
APSP: Kirstin Pires, 608-260-8290
WWA: Aleatha Ezra, 913-599-0300
NRPA: Amy Perrottino, 703-858-2153
ISHOF: Bruce Wigo, 954-462-6536
IPSSA: Javier Payan, 619-449-1392
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry. APSP’s mission is promoting consumer safety and enhancing the business success of its members. Members adhere to a code of business ethics and share a commitment to public health and safety in the use of pools, spas and hot tubs. APSP member companies include manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, retailers, and service professionals. For more information, visit www.APSP.org.
The World Waterpark Association (WWA) is the world’s leading water leisure trade association, serving more than 1000 park operator and supplier members from more than forty-two countries around the world. Since its inception thirty years ago, the WWA has been the leading advocate for the development of the water leisure industry for its park and supplier members. Visit www.waterparks.org.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 21, 000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org.
The Independent Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA) is an organization composed of 11 regions and approximately 100 chapters covering California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Texas. Members are professional pool and spa service technicians who must pass a Water Chemistry Certification Examination to become a member. IPSSA is very involved in water safety and members strive to communicate the necessity for safety to pool and spa owners. Visit www.ipssa.org.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its mission is to promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of children. This is accomplished through operation of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, a dynamic shrine dedicated to the history, memory, and recognition of the famous swimmers, divers, water polo players, synchronized swimmers, and persons involved in life saving activities and education, throughout the world, whose lives and accomplishments will serve to inspire, educate, and be role models for all those who participate in the Hall of Fame’s experience and programs.