National Water Safety Month is Here

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Celebrated throughout the month of May, National Water Safety Month is a joint effort by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), American Red Cross and World Waterpark Association (WWA) to reinforce the importance of safe swimming practices in the United States.

National Water Safety Month wants to make sure families across the nation are prepared for a fun and safe day in and around the water this summer.

Celebrated throughout the month of May, National Water Safety Month is a joint effort by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), American Red Cross and World Waterpark Association (WWA), alongside several other participants, to reinforce the importance of safe swimming practices in the United States.

Aquatics professionals around the nation are encouraged to spread the word about water safety through educational programs, National Water Safety Month-themed events, special promotions and the distribution of safety brochures and materials.

Valuable tools, including state proclamations, swimming rules, videos and posters, are available on the National Water Safety Month website, NationalWaterSafetyMonth.org. Organizations can also find information to share on National Water Safety Month’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages.

"The safe, responsible use of swimming pools, hot tubs and other recreational water facilities will always be a priority," APSP President and CEO Bill Weber said." From companies that build and service pools and hot tubs, to the millions of adults and children who enjoy the fun benefits that recreational water provides, National Water Safety Month focuses on the importance of water safety for all."

APSP encourages other organizations to participate in National Water Safety Month. Visit NationalWaterSafetyMonth.org to learn more about the campaign, and the events and activities available.

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About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.

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