Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation Classes will educate health officials about how to meet and inspect for compliance with the federal P&SS Act's requirements. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is hosting 19 free National Pool and Spa Training Sessions, one longer Safety Event (also free), plus periodic webinars in 2011 to educate health officials about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act). Training will be held in locations throughout the United States. A schedule of locations, dates, and times can be found at http://www.NSPF.org/Resources/spa_safety/Training.aspx. Contact Amanda Rogers to sign up at Amanda.Rogers@nspf.org, or call 719-540-9119. Public health inspectors, aquatics managers, state and local health officials and regulators are encouraged to attend and participate in this critical learning opportunity. In September 2010, the NSPF® was awarded a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) contract, through Erica Lane Enterprises, to help bring all public pools and spas into compliance with the P&SS Act. The NSPF-hosted National P&SS Act Training Sessions and Safety Event will include educational materials and demonstrations, methods of compliance, background on the federal law, the types and causes of entrapment, how to effectively conduct compliance inspections and how to educate facilities managers about compliance with the Act. In the coming months, NSPF will coordinate P&SS Act Training Sessions in conjunction with various state associations, including the National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The second National P&SS Act Safety Event (a 5-hour course) was held in concert with the Orlando Pool & Spa Show in Florida, on Feb. 10. A CPSC representative will be present to answer questions, and the event will be videotaped and subsequently posted on the web as a free resource for those who could not attend at http://www.nspf.org/Resources/spa_safety/Training.aspx. The National P&SS Act Training Sessions and Safety Events provide the useful technical information essential to meeting the CPSC's goal to educate state and local health officials on compliance procedures as outlined by guidance documents provided by the CPSC. The P&SS Act required all public pools and spas to come into compliance by December 19, 2008, and it is believed that many have not yet made the necessary changes. About NSPF The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $3.7 million in the past seven years to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the benefits of aquatic activity. NSPF® is the leading educator for professionals who service and operate public and private pools and spas and for public health officials who are responsible for pool safety. NSPF has a long history of working with environmental health officials and health departments. NSPF® has given over 1.1 million dollars in grants since 2003 to help prevent recreational water illness, drowning, injuries and chemical exposure. To learn more visit www.nspf.org.
Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new on-premise laundry distributors – Atlantic Laundry Equipment, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The Laundry Shop, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Both companies will represent the Continental E-Series, L-Series, G-Flex and LG Washer lines; Pro-Series II and LG Dryer lines; and the Continental feeder, ironer, folder and stacker lines.
Originally established in 1943 as Harold Snow Service Group – a commercial food and laundry sales, parts and service provider – Atlantic Laundry Equipment became a separate brand focused only on commercial laundry in 2014. A one-stop-shop for parts, equipment, service and support, Atlantic Laundry Equipment provides Continental on-premise and vended laundry equipment throughout the provinces of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Known for unrivaled service, Atlantic Laundry Equipment works with on-premise and commercial laundries to improve production using less energy and labor. Led by President Trevor Melendy, Atlantic Laundry Equipment offers 24/7 emergency service and personal customer care.
“While the Atlantic Laundry Equipment name is relatively new, its service to customers in the on-premise laundry industry isn’t,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services. “The Atlantic Laundry team is highly experienced and responsive – offering high-caliber on-premise laundry expertise.”
Learn more about Atlantic Laundry Equipment at www.atlanticlaundry.ca, or call 855-602-7278 for the St. John’s office, or 888-567-6123 for the Halifax office.
The Laundry Shop, co-owned by Ron Jansen and George Rionda, now provides on-premise and vended laundry equipment, sales, parts and service to the Florida counties of Monroe, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie. The company works closely with on-premise laundries at fire departments, resorts, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, spas, beauty salons and vet clinics, among many others. The Laundry Shop, which offers a total solution and innovation, operates with the mission, “Invest in Excellence.”
“Geographically located in south Florida, The Laundry Shop is operated by industry-trusted laundry experts,” said Jorgensen. “Both Ron and George have successfully sold hundreds of Continental on-premise laundry products over the years. They have excellent reputations, follow-through and character. We are happy to be partners with them as they serve south Florida.”
Discover more about The Laundry Shop at www.thelaundryshop.com or call 855-888-WASH.
To find out more about Continental laundry products, visit www.continentalgirbau.com or call 800-256-1073.
The largest of 15 Girbau Group subsidiaries, Continental Girbau Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary during 2015! Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.read more
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August 25, 2015 (Minnetonka, MN): Shock Doctor Sports and McDavid Inc. today unveiled United Sports Brands as the name of their combined global organization. With an innovative portfolio of performance and protective sports products, United Sports Brands will serve as the corporate parent for Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters and XO sporting goods brands.read more
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA, USA (August 26, 2015) The Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) completed its annual conference Aug. 2-4 in Orlando, Fla., by introducing its first-ever certification curriculum and announcing a number of corporate partners.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, announced today that VERT, a leader in wearable athletic technology, has been named title sponsor of the VERT Challenge, a women's volleyball showcase involving IMG partner schools.read more
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(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE) – with the support from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – introduces its newest instructional video, providing the basics to creating safe and playable baseball and softball fields.read more
US Club Soccer Announces Groundbreaking Technical Partnership with LaLiga
Renowned Spanish Professional League Headlines ‘Players First’ Offerings
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – US Club Soccer – the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – officially announced its groundbreaking technical partnership with LaLiga, the renowned Spanish professional soccer league featuring global powers FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
US Club Soccer’s multi-year agreement with LaLiga was introduced at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., Aug. 8-9, as part of the launch of its “Players First” platform for youth clubs. The LaLiga partnership will focus on strategic development and resource support for the club, player and coach development pillars of Players First.
LaLiga will provide US Club Soccer and Players First clubs with training curriculum, which will help create a better learning environment and day-to-day experience to enhance the development of all players. The partnership also features reciprocal coaching education seminars and elite player training opportunities abroad, including direct involvement with US Club Soccer’s acclaimed id² Program and Player Development Program.
US Club Soccer will work with member leagues and clubs to hold a series of regional coaching workshops featuring top player development experts from LaLiga and its member clubs. The series will begin this fall and be rolled out nationally in 2016.
"Aligning with LaLiga – the best professional league in the world, with arguably the best player development system – provides the expertise needed to give our clubs an important tool in revolutionizing the game in America," says Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club Soccer. "LaLiga will play a critical part in advancing technical and tactical proficiency within Players First clubs while assisting our organization in evolving the youth soccer landscape."
This marks the first time LaLiga has invested significant resources in U.S. youth soccer development. Fernando Sanz, General Director of LaLiga Middle East and North Africa, will guide LaLiga’s global resources for its long-term relationship with US Club Soccer.
"We are thrilled to welcome US Club Soccer to the LaLiga family and are excited for the role our organization can play in advancing the American soccer club environment for years to come," says Sanz, a former professional player with Real Madrid and Malaga FC. "While our technical coaching staff can bring significant value to US Club Soccer members, we know the organization can provide LaLiga with invaluable insights and best practices to enhance our mission as well.”
Players First is a holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play. This is accomplished by providing a suite of resources geared towards several audiences – clubs, coaches, parents and players.
The five pillars on which Players First is based include: Club Development; Coaching Development; Player Development; Parent Engagement & Education; and Player Health & Safety
To reach a global audience through its best-in-class partnerships, Players First is developing an engaging digital presence and comprehensive educational seminars, with the schedule soon to be released.
For more information on Players First, please visit usclubsoccer.org/playersfirst. Join the social conversation by following @USClubSoccer and using #P1soccer on Twitter and Instagram.
About US Club Soccer
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id² Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club's programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to unite under one organizational umbrella, creating a "members for life" culture within each club.
More information: usclubsoccer.org, 843.614.4140.
Loveland, CO—August 19, 2015— Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, has launched an app for Android and iOS devices that allows users to view product manuals online or download and save them to their device.
This is particularly helpful in the pool environment where wi-fi service can be limited. With installation and troubleshooting tips literally at the customer's fingertips, the app will save valuable time while working with the timing and scoring equipment on deck or scoreboards on the field. Manuals can be easily shared with others with the click of a button when working within a team.
“We are excited about this app,” said Dr. Anita Sayed, PlayCore Senior Vice President and Colorado Time Systems’ General Manager. “It will be really helpful to our technicians out in the field as well as all of our customers.”
Get the app on Google play or iTunes here:
About Colorado Time Systems (CTS):
Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, has established a reputation for precision and innovation in swim timing equipment. Since 1972, premier aquatic facilities have chosen Colorado Time Systems for platinum quality timing, scoring and display systems. Learn more at www.coloradotime.com.
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, programs, and partnerships. They infuse this learning into their complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create solutions that match the unique needs of each community they serve. Learn more at www.playcore.com.read more
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