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  • Cover Care Donates to Red Cross Aquatics Program

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Cover Care, LLC, a national service company specializing in the installation and repair of automatic pool covers, made a $10,000 donation to the Aquatics Centennial Swim Lesson and Water Safety Program — an organization that provides families access to swim lessons and water safety education throughout the U.S., specifically in community areas where the drowning rate is high.

    “Safety is central to our mission at Cover Care,”...

  • NSPF Gives Back With Scholarships and Fellowships

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation has awarded $12,000 in scholarships and $4,000 in fellowships for 2018. Each year, NSPF provides scholarship 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...

  • Olympic Hot Tub Honors Its Company Founders with Fundraising Event

    by AQUA Editors September 2018

    Olympic Hot Tub hosts its annual Founder’s Event from Oct. 1-31 to honor company founders Alice Cunningham and Blair Osborn. The company will donate a portion of each Hot Spring Spa, Finnleo Sauna, Freeflow Spa and Covana Automated Gazebo sold in the month of October.

    Don Riling, president of Olympic Hot Tub, launched the annual Founder’s Event as a way to give back to the community his company has been a part of for over forty years. Each year, Olympic Hot Tub selects a beneficiary...

  • Arthritis Research Canada Celebrates Coast Spas Group's Don Elkington

    by AQUA Editors September 2018

    Coast Spas Group of Companies CEO and President Don Elkington has completed his term as vice chair for Arthritis Research Canada. Elkington’s involvement with ARC dates back to the organization’s very beginning in 1999. He was instrumental in visioning the creation of an arthritis research center to conduct innovative research by finding new and practical solutions to save and...

  • Step Into Swim Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation announces its recipients for the 2018 Step Into Swim 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.

    “Teaching...

  • NESPA Foundation Announces Grant Awards

    by AQUA Editors May 2018

    The NESPA Foundation recently awarded grants to two educational programs that provide children with life-saving water skills. Both grantees are long-time partners with The Foundation and have a proven track records of results.

    “The Foundation is thrilled to support these fantastic programs focused on providing our children and their families with key water safety information,” says NESPA Foundation President John Lochren. “Long Island Kid Swim and New York State’s Learn to Swim...

  • Aquatic Leaders Unite to Promote National Water Safety Month

    by AQUA Editors May 2018

    A coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the National Recreation and Park Association, the World Waterpark Association and several other water safety groups, will work together to promote May as National Water Safety Month. National Water Safety Month is a campaign held during the month of May that raises awareness about water safety and highlights the importance pf public education regarding safer practices for...

  • IPSSA Chapter Hosts Drowning Prevention Booth at Local Festival

    by AQUA Editors April 2018

    Last month, IPSSA’s Menifee Valley Chapter hosted a drowning prevention booth at a festival hosted by the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. The booth featured a fitting for children’s life vests, interactive children’s books, coloring books, water watcher tags and information about drowning prevention and local swimming...

  • Rising Above the Flood

    by Eric Herman April 2018

    Last August when Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Houston area, Jennifer and Tom Parison, owners of Texas Tom's Pool Supply in Kingwood, Texas, were among the thousands dramatically impacted as chest-high floodwaters wrecked their business.

    "We walked into...

  • Spa Builder Becomes School Builder for Jamaican Kids

    by Kathryn Howard March 2018

    When Sherry Lauter, wife of Master Spas' CEO Bob Lauter and former teacher, first discovered NAZ Children's Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica, she was shocked by the condition of the elementary school.

    "[The students] were on top of each other. These rooms didn't even have walls up to the ceiling....