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: Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects
Sink Combs Dethlefs, a nationally recognized architectural firm headquartered in Denver, is pleased to announce the promotion of two long-time employees, Lindsey Peckinpaugh and Lee Sterrett, to Associate Principal. Lindsey and Lee have 15 and 18 years with the firm respectively. They were both actively involved in one of the largest and most successful projects ever completed by the Sink Combs Dethlefs the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The project includes a 10,000 seat arena and a hotel that are part of a one million square foot mixed used development.read more
Source: PHIT America
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 22, 2015 – Physical inactivity in America has reached a record high. Nearly 30 percent of the current U.S. population is not engaged in any kind of exercise. According to recently released figures from the Physical Activity Council this week, 82.7 million Americans are now leading totally stationary and sedentary lives. America’s ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ is the real deal.read more
Source: Volt Athletics Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO; Seattle, WA – Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Volt Athletics Inc., the global leader in technology solutions for sport performance training, has announced a partnership with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning. The agreement establishes a mutually beneficial relationship to improve athletic performance and fitness, and to continue shaping the future of the strength and conditioning industry. The NSCA recently conducted a review of Volt Athletics’ online training platform, stating:
Source: Dollamur Sport Surfaces
(FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, CrossFit, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces it will supply mats to the 2015 Pan American (Pan Am) Games in Toronto, Canada July 10-26.read more
ST. LOUIS, MO, April 22, 2015 – Accella’s suite of recycled rubber companies (RB Rubber, RTH, and Ultimate Systems) recently announced a new name; Ultimate RB. Ultimate RB is a unique combination of 30 years manufacturing experience in recycled tire, rubber crumb, EPDM custom colored crumb, and industry leading matting, rubber tiles and rolled goods.read more
Source: STANLEY Security
Indianapolis, IN – (April 21, 2015) – STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, has been awarded an extensive contract with Arizona State University (ASU) – a public, flagship research university located on multiple campuses across the state of Arizona and throughout the U.S. Through the agreement, STANLEY will provide installation of security systems and accompanied support services, alarm monitoring, repair and preventive life cycle maintenance of integrated security platforms at all campus buildings and entities owned and occupied by ASU.read more
Source: Sports & Fitness Industry Association
Silver Spring, MD – April 20, 2015 – The sports and fitness industry grew 3.5% in 2014, representing $84.3 billion in wholesale sales in the United States, according to the 2015 Manufacturers’ Sales by Category Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). The $84.3 billion is an increase of over $10 billion from 2010 when the industry topped $74 billion wholesale.read more
Source: USA Football, FieldTurf
For the fourth consecutive year, USA Football and FieldTurf will be accepting applications for their annual Field Building Grants Program. Municipalities, school systems and tax-exempt youth leagues are eligible for a grant, in the form of a $50,000 credit, to be used toward the purchase of a FieldTurf synthetic field.read more