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.
Source: The NSCA
Colorado Springs, CO - This January, Louisville will host the country’s most important gathering of top strength and conditioning coaches from the high school, college and professional ranks, as well as sports coaches, researchers, and sports performance professionals. The 2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Coaches Conference is where the elite will gather for hands-on training sessions and cutting-edge presentations that they will use to build outstanding programs for athletes of all ages, from those enrolled in children’s sports leagues to adults competing in college and professional sports.read more
Forest Hill, MD – The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate took its place at the conclusion of the ASBA's Technical Meeting, held in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The meeting drew a record high registration of 503 participants.read more
Source: MarChem Polyurethane Systems
ST. LOUIS, MO — December 16, 2014 — MarChem Polyurethane Systems, an Accella company, recently announced the addition of Tru-Motion SS, an IAAF certified running track product line. Tru-Motion products provide a variety of solutions for indoor multi-purpose surfaces, outdoor running tracks, and playground safety surfaces. The Tru-Motion product line represents an integrated approach to servicing the entire range of athletic and recreational surfacing market requirements. Tru-Motion SS meets the strict technical requirements for tracks used at the highest level s of competitive activity on an international and collegiate level. World records are only recognized on track systems certified by the IAAF organization. Tru-Motion provides a holistic family of solutions for the entire range of athletic and recreational surfacing requirements, combining 30 years of technical expertise to deliver high-quality products that perform consistently from the laboratory to each on-site installation. Coupled with MarChem’s distinguished customer support, the entire range of Tru-Motion offerings provides significant time savings and installation flexibility for a wide breadth of unique sports and recreation surfacing applications.read more
Source: The Geri-Fit Company
Temecula, CA – The Geri-Fit Company LLC released its first accredited distance learning course in 2014,Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults. Both the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have approved the course for 2.0 CEUs & CECs, respectively. With over 20 years as a provider of quality fitness programming and health education, Geri-Fit is a leader in the senior fitness market.read more
Source: TorrX Inc.
SEATTLE, Washington, December 12, 2014 — TorrX Inc. today announced TorrX™, the first “smart ball pump” which measures and precisely sets ball pressure with the touch of a button. Players, coaches and referees can use the TorrX to easily ensure that practice and game balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball or football are inflated to perfect pressure.read more
Source: Guardian Caps
Alpharetta, GA. – December 12, 2014 – Guardian Caps, makers of a soft-shell helmet technology proven to reduce the impact of hits up to 33 percent, today congratulates four high school State Champion football teams that wore Guardian Caps during the 2014 football season.read more
SILVER SPRING, MD – December 12, 2014 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announced the re-election of Mizuno USA President Bob Puccini as Chairman of the Board for an additional one-year term. Life Fitness President Chris Clawson was elected as Vice-Chairman. SFIA’s Tom Cove will remain as President and CEO. The announcement was made at the conclusion of SFIA’s Annual Meeting on December 8.read more
Source: ECORE International
Lancaster, PA (December 10, 2014) – ECORE International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, is proud to announce it will donate approximately 1,000-square-feet of Everlast Fitness Flooring to Watkins Rush Rink, a street hockey rink at Watkins Elementary School and Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, D.C. ECORE is donating the surfacing as part of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Winter Classic Legacy Initiative, an on-going philanthropic endeavor in which the NHL, local club - in this case the Washington Capitals®- and other league partners support community organizations in the host city of an NHL event.read more