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NSPF honored its instructors for their performance over the past year with an award ceremony at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference in Denver, Colo. Representatives from NSPF presented the awards during the International Instructor Update Meeting.
“It is the efforts of NSPF instructors that allow us to work towards our mission,” says Michelle Kavanaugh, mission development director. “All instructors contribute to the betterment of the industry by educating those that can prevent bad things from happening in public and backyard pools. The instructors honored this year represent those that have excelled in their respective areas.”
Enduring Instructors are those recognized for delivering the most consecutive years of outstanding instruction. Recipients are: • Kurt Carmen (Aquatic Council), who has been an active NSPF Instructor for 32 years and has certified 8,889 students.
• Gilbert Daws (Gil Dawes & Associates), who also instructed for 32 years with 4,173 students certified.
Exceptional NSPF Instructors are individuals who have demonstrated teaching methods and student support at an exceptional level. Recipients are: • Rudy Stankowitz | Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants
• Rick Stewart | Pool Training Academy
• Wayne Ivusichof | Taylor Technologies
Most Certified Individuals in their First Year as an Instructor • Katrina Campbell | Pool Operation Management
• Michael Piciulo | Pool Operator Training
• Jeffrey Kopp | Horizon Commercial Pool Supply
Most Certified Individuals in their Second Year as an Instructor • Jordan DiGuardi | Pool Operation Management
• Brian Goldojarb | HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
• John Donovan | NV Pools
Most Certified Individuals by an Instructor in the Last Year • Timothy Auerhahn | Aquatic Council
• Steve Scheuer | Certified Pool Trainers
• Robert Freligh | Nationwide Aquatic Consulting
Biggest Supporter of Pool Operator Primer • Terry Hommel and Richard Deyo (both of Ecolab) together certified a total of 190 students
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language in the United States • José Miguel Torres | Paraiso Pools
• Josep Vecian | Hines Pool & Spa
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language International (Outside of the United States) • Hugo Diaz | Area de Piscina
Most Certified Individuals in French • Jean-Pierre Lajoie | Distributions ASI
Most Certified Individuals by a Company • Leslie’s Poolmart | 2,005 students certified
• Pool Operation Management | 1,683 students certified
Most Certified Individuals by a Company Internationally • Alberta Health Services | 486 students certified
• The City of Ottawa | 239 students certified
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language by a Company • Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina (Mexico) | 300 students certified
Here at AQUA, we spend a lot of time discussing the in's and outs of your work life, but what about life outside of work? On our Facebook page, we asked you to tell us about the hobbies and passions you enjoy off the clock. We got a wave of responses that included everything from motorcycling to music to statue making!
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Poolwerx recently partnered with Redlands Pool & Spa Center in California to be the latest franchise addition to the Poolwerx business.
“Pool maintenance is something that’s required year-round, and it is our mission to make sure consumers know the importance of creating safe pools for their family and friends nationwide,” says John O’Brien, CEO and founder of Poolwerx.
Sharon and Cal Boothby, the owners of Redlands, are a husband and wife duo who have been in the pool...
After 28 years of leading APSP’s efforts developing technical standards, Carvin DiGiovanni has announced he is moving on to new challenges and opportunities. As the association’s vice president of technical and standards, DiGiovanni boasts a distinguished list of accomplishments across a range of key...
America’s Swimming Pool Company recently announced that it has awarded franchise rights to its 100th franchise owner — a lofty milestone for the company, which has been establishing franchises since 2005.
“Hitting the 100th franchise owner mark is a significant milestone and a huge achievement for our company,” founder Stewart Vernon says. “The franchise development team at corporate does a great job with getting new owners interested in our unique franchise model, but the best...